Ann Morgan decided to read her way around the world. The following list is from The world between two covers: reading the globe, hardcover and e-media. At the present time LAPL does not own all the books on her list, but we are doing our best to acquire them. Her reading travels continue on her website A Year of Reading the World.
With his father already sent to a labor camp, and more and more friends and neighbors taken away each day, eleven-year-old Hugo pays close attention to his mother's instructions as she places him in the care of her childhood classmate, Mariana. Told not to ask questions, Hugo is shielded from the fact that night after night, in the room outside the closet where he stays, Mariana works as a prostitute for Nazi soldiers.
Details the experiences of Oscar and his family and friends in New Jersey and the Dominican Republic, exposing you to a rich mix of the cultures in both locations.
Central African Republic
This book was censored for twelve years by the government of Burma (now Myanmar). The story centers around the Taungbyon Festival, and Daisy Bond, a gay spiritual medium, who is part of the festivities.