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Reading is FUNdamental!

It’s always good to find ways to stimulate the brain, especially when it’s done through reading a good book. Over the weekend, some friends of mine told me about their favorite reads.

Question: What are some of your favorite books?

Sharon: My favorite book has to be “Black Girls Rock!” It is an emotionally-appealing and riveting book that compiles essays written by notable black women (e.g. Solange, Danai Gurira, etc) about black culture, feminism/womanism, success and much more. A great read for those who want to understand the lives of black women and embrace cultural differences.

Lissa: “Indigenous Australia for Dummies” is an interesting and very informative read for those wanting to learn more about the Indigenous people of Australia. I recommend this book because I’ve noticed a lot of people are curious about [the Indigenous people] but don’t know where to look to learn more about them.

Jada: ““Fifty Shades of Grey.” Mostly because I love the plot.”

Diamond: “I don’t really like to read books. I’m more of a visual learner. However, I do like “Alice in Wonderland.”

Camille: “The “Rot and Ruin” series. I like post-apocalyptic [books]. Also, it’s coming-of-age.”

Anjel: “Probably “A Dog’s Life”. It’s a very transformative experience and an insight on not only the life of a stray dog, but what it means to be kind to all.”

Jamal: “"A Beautiful Mind”. I’m just really into things such as schizophrenia and how it may be an insight to the world that we don’t actually see or perceive as a reality. Makes me wonder what makes the world I visualize more real than what they see. Because in the end, who knows what’s real?”

Honorable mentions:

“Heavy” by Kiese Laymon

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

“American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson

“Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi

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