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True Biz by Sara Novic Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: True Biz by Sara  Novic   was chosen by Diana as the July book of the month for The Readheads podcast book club. I did not read the jacket of the book before beginning it so I only knew what she said in the episode prior to reading it.  Content of This Book: February is the hearing headmistress of the school and tells her story as a the daughter of deaf parents. During this school year she is faced with a number of challenges from the district’s administration, new students, and legacy students along with her personal relationship with her mother and wife. February comes from a family of generational deafness and is the talk of the school as a legacy student. With his first sibling on the way, Austin is awaiting the news of whether or not they too will be deaf. Charlie is the daughter of divorced parents who have differing views on their daughter’s deafness. After failing school after school, Charlie's last hope is River Valley School for the Deaf. I

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business By Tommy Hilfiger and Peter Knobler Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: I have been a fan of Tommy Hilfiger fashion for many years and have always been interested in the campaigns and fashion shows that they produce. While browsing the shelves at the library I came  across   American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business By Tommy Hilfiger and Peter Knobler  and put it on my to read list for my next read. I knew very little about Tommy Hilfiger other than the fashion I see so I was interested in learning about his life personally, with fashion, and with business. At the time I was reading a lot of memoirs and thought why not read another one about someone I do not know much about. Content of This Book: Tommy Hilfiger was born and raised in Elmira, New York alongside this 8 brothers and sisters. The relationship or lack there of between him and his father lead him to dream of a life of fame and fortune. His love of fashion and motivation to have the American dream drove him into the world of retail and eventually into design

Paris: The Memoir By Paris Hilton Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Jackie Oshry from The Toast and The Readheads has recommended this book multiple times. What really interested me from what she said about Paris: The Memoir by Paris Hilton was that Paris wrote it in the way she thinks and speaks. This may not sound different from any other memoir, but it is. Paris Hilton has ADHD and writes the book in the way her brain processes and expresses things. This is of particular interest to me because I also have ADHD. As someone who has had to learn to edit myself to prevent my ADHD from showing in my writing, I was curious to read what it is like for Paris to just write with little editing of the tangents, run-on sentences and jumping from story to story. I am a little too young to have really experienced Paris Hilton in her hay-day, but I did have general knowledge on her and her family but mostly just about recent events prior to reading her memoir. Content of This Book: Some may know her as an heiress, party girl, self

Learning America by Luma Mefleh Book Review

Reasons for Reading This Book: I was at the library looking in the stacks for a different book I was about to check out when I found the teaching/learning/studying section. As someone who loved school and has a mom who was a teacher and a sister who is about to start her first year of teaching, I started looking at the titles in this section. I have always been curious about school systems, types of learning and other topics related to education. The title Learning America by Luma Mufleh stood out to me on the shelf. I read the summary and knew that I would like it so I put it on my to read list and went back and picked it up a couple of weeks later. I was intrigued by this book because it intertwined two different topics, the American education system and refugees’. The summary peaked my interest and I couldn’t wait to start reading it.   Content of This Book: One evening Luma Mufleh, a Muslim, gay, refugee woman from hyper-conservative Jordan- finds herself in a pickup soccer game w