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The Bookshelf May 2019 Edition

The Bookshelf May 2019 Edition

Time is flying, and as we speed into May, perhaps it’s time to sit back and relax with a good book.  The Bookshelf May 2019 Edition brings you the latest recommended reads by people in our community.

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The Girl from Aleppo by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb

Recommended by James Court – NatWest

Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk and yet she braved inconceivable odds to travel in her wheelchair from Syria in search of a new life. Sharing her full story for the first time, Nujeen recounts the details of her childhood and disability, as well as the specifics of her harrowing journey across the Mediterranean to Greece and finally to Germany to seek an education and the medical treatment she needs.

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Recommended by Naimah Hassan – Global Media Campaign – Ending FGM

Michelle Obama’s memoir is a book of deep reflection and engaging storytelling.  She invites readers into her world by writing about the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Cover of Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Recommended by Naimah Hassan – Global Media Campaign – Ending FGM

Naimah recommended any Maya Angelou book, so we have selected a collection of her autobiographies.  This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven.

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Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Recommended by Nancy Laws

Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton gives an unflinching account of the bad dates and squalid flat-shares, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, the unbreakable female friendships that helped her to hold it all together. Glittering with wit, heart and humour, this is a book to press into the hands of every woman who has ever been there or is about to find themselves taking that first step towards the rest of their lives.

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