Tuesday, September 13, 2011

August Books

Read 2 amazing books in the month of August (along with some other books like photography and how to be a novel writer!)

The Help: By Kathryn Stockett
Best book I read this year. It is compulsively readable while teaching strong truths about the way the United States evolved from a shameful undercurrent of persistent racism to the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Ultimately, will the next generations children learn (and be taught) that skin color is nothing more than a wrapping for the person who lives within?
(The help movie revolves around toilet issue, book is so much more than that!)

Mapping Human History:
Steve Olson's Mapping Human History is an excellent introduction to historical genetics, and indeed it has been called by the New Scientist as "the most balanced, accessible and up-to-date survey of the field currently available."

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