Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday -Books featuring Genocide, Prostitution, Holocaust, Hunger, No Water, Slavery

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!
I am including Fiction and Nonfiction titles featuring Genocide, Prostitution, Holocaust, Hunger, No Water, and Slavery:
1- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Nonfiction - William Kamkwamba strives to want more through hunger, drought, poverty and twice having to stop school because his family did not have the fees.

2 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - The Book Thief - Haunting Holocaust story by Markus Zusack

3.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray - Author Ruta Sepetys compellingly explores the genocide of Lithuanians in Russia.

4. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - Rose Under Fire - Author Elizabeth Wein writes about WWII pilot Rose held prisoner in the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

5. My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt My Book of Life by Angel Prostitution novel in verse by Martine Leavitt.

6. Sold Sold by Patricia McCormick- a girl from Nepal is sold into prostitution by her stepfather.

7. Trafficked by Kim Purcell Trafficked by Kim Purcell - a girl from Moldova is sold into slavery in the US.

8.  Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick Never Fall Down  Cambodian genocide through the eyes of Arn and Patricia McCormick

9.  The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu KamaraThe Bite of the Mango Nonfiction- Sierra Leone Civil War through one brave girl's eyes.

10. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park A Long Walk to Water Sudanese Civil War

11. Parched by Melanie  Crowder Parched Exhaustive, painful search for water is a must read.

12. Image result for slave and mende nazerSlave by Mende Nazer Nonfiction - kidnapped and sold into slavery.

13. Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein Black Dove, White Raven  Elizabeth Wein weaves a story of female pilots, Ethiopia, war and slavery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting idea for a list. I love The Book Thief, it's one of my favourite books. Between a Shades of Grey is on my TBR list, along with Code Name Verity (the companion I think? I'm not sure if it's a series) to Rose Under Fire.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/top-ten-tuesdays-2/