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Book Recommendations

Written by: Caitlan Dee

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: “Victoria” is an interesting historical fiction novel that elaborates on the known facts of one of England’s longest reigning monarch’s life. It is a fascinating book that expands on what life was like for royals nearly 200 years ago. An interesting fact is that while 200 years seems so far removed, in reality she is Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother.

Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore: Daughters of Castle Deverill is another fascinating historical fiction novel that tells the tale of a family home in Ireland, and the mystery and scandal surrounding it as well as the family that lived within it. This book is a great read that is described in such vivid detail that it is hard to believe it is not based on a true story.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown: “The Da Vinci Code” is a captivating thriller novel by Dan Brown about a quest for the Holy Grail. Brown is a master of the thriller novel, and he incorporates many historical and religious references that make you look at history in a whole new light. This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in thriller novels.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: “The Book Thief” is a tragic but beautifully written historical fiction novel by Markus Zusak that takes place during World War II. The book is written from the perspective of a young woman named Liesel living in Germany before and during World War II. This book is definitely a tear jerker, but it so eloquently portrays loss, and is a must read I would recommend to anyone.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “My Own Words” is an autobiography about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginburg. It tells Justice Ginsburg’s fascinating life story, and how it brought her to where she is now. Justice Ginsburg is an inspiration to so many, and I highly recommend this book if you are looking for an interesting read.



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Pride Flags

Spooky Poem - Adriana Uribe-Rodriguez

the trees have eyes;
the trees have eyes
they saw you meet your demise
and the trees have ears
they heard your falling tears
but the trees can’t speak 
not a thought can leak
you carved yourself into the woods
and it's as if you never understood
because the trees are alive
and off your pain they will thrive 
you see the trees have eyes
and they’re just to see you meet your demise

In Celebration of AAPI - Linzie Truong

Hearing the words 
In a country that is my own
watching my parents 
wear out their soles
feeling hurt from prejudice and ignorance
completely out of my control
However I've come to love myself
My culture, my history that is entirely my own

Pride - Linzie Truong

Your glistening eyes that drew me in
filled my life with vibrant color and warmth
comfort that only you could provide
so then why was I?
embarrassed with loving you
ashamed because i couldn't be true to myself
only now do i realize why
for all this time i was and I am
(sorry that I couldn't tell you)


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