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WESTTA ESJ Lending Library

The following books are available to any member! Please contact to indicate your interest.


Tara Westover

educated (2018)

One woman's story of educating herself following a childhood of isolation from mainstream society in the mountains of Idaho.

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Wab Kinew

The Reason You Walk (2015)

Kinew revisits his childhood and connects to his father's traumatic experience in residential school.

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Nadia Murad

The Last Girl (2017)

A harrowing memoir of Nadia's Yazidi experience in northern Iraq.

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Naoki Higashida

The Reason I Jump (2007)

The inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with Autism.

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Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray (2011) & Salt to the Sea (2016)

Two historical fiction novels detailing the  Soviet occupation of the Baltic States in the 1940s and the terrible genocide that occurred.

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Deborah Ellis

The Breadwinner Trilogy (2009) & My Name is Parvana (2015)

Novels set in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the time of the Taliban and the following war. Parvana's story continues in Post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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Kim Thúy

Ru (2009)

The story of a Vietnamese family who leave a Malaysian refugee camp to find refuge in Québec.

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