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This month's BCPL's Reading Challenge is read a book that takes place in the state or country where you were born. Here are some of our suggestions. Select any title to learn more or to request a copy. You can participate in BCPL's Reading Challenge on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #Bwellread to earn prizes at the end of each month!

 

 BCPL Reading Challenge 2017 In Partnership with WBALTV

Cover art for The Accidental Tourist Cover art for Alias Grace Cover art for American Rust Cover art for Baltimore Blues Cover art for Beloved Cover art for Big Stone Gap Cover art for Bridget Jones's Diary Cover art for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover art for The Camel Club Cover art for The Cooking Gene Cover art for Crazy Rich Asians Cover art for Enrique's Journey Cover art for Forbidden Cover art for Half of a Yellow Sun  Cover art for Hillbilly Elegy Cover art for Homegoing Cover art for The Johnstown Flood Cover art for The Joy Luck Club Cover art for Killers of the Flower Moon Cover art for Like Water for Chocolate Cover art for Lonesome Dove Cover art for Long Walk to Freedom Cover art for Memoirs of a Geisha Cover art for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Cover art for The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Cover art for New People Cover art for One for the Money Cover art for The Other Wes Moore Cover art for Outcasts United Cover art for PachinkoCover art for Sea Swept Cover art for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Cover art for Wonder Valley


 
 

Fearless Females

posted by: October 16, 2017 - 7:00am

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Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs

Rachel Jeffs is the daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Breaking Free is her story of a polygamist cult and how she escaped it.

 

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad

A human rights activist, Murad recounts her traumatic and ultimately inspiring story of captivity by the Islamic State. In 2014, the Islamic State slaughtered the people of her small farming village, killing most of her family members.

 

The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis, star of black-ish, chronicles her journey from growing up poor in the Midwest to making it in Hollywood. The road to Hollywood was filled with dysfunction and an undiagnosed mental illness.
 

The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

Maude Julien’s parents raised her to be an ultimate survivor, she grew up on an isolated estate and endured numerous drills, such as sitting perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar, to eliminate weakness. Julien’s story has been compared to Jeannette Walls’ Glass Castle


 
 

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