Books That Changed My Life; A YFU Book Club
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This book changed my life because...
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The AlchemistPaulo CoehloQuestDarin Brooks (Japan 1985)
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King Leopold's GhostAdam HochschildHistorical NarrativeIt helped me better understand the scale and devastation of colonialism, and how it continues to shape our world today.Leo Page-Blau (Finland 2013)
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The Power of OneBryce CourtneyDramaGabrielle McGinty (Belgium 1994)
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The Kite RunnerKhaled HousseiniDramaDelved into the depths of a soul seeking redemption from his mistakes in a war-torn countryNelson Sotomayor (Germany 2000)
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Blue HighwaysWilliam Least Heat MoonAutobiographical TravelIt gave me a new perspective on what people can gain from traveling and how diverse the US is Jerin Tan (Japan 2013)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeDee BrownHistorical NarrativeOur history books from school do not convey the trechery of the US government upon the Native American people, or their undaunted spirit. Mary Stuever (Germany 1995)
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The World is FlatThomas FriedmanBusinessDiscusses how the Internet has changed the way we do business globallyMarni Patterson (Belgium, 1975)
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The NamesakeJhumpa LahiriFictionHelped me adjust to the life and culture in America, having just moved from India, letting me know that I'm not alone.Deeya Chaturvedi (Japan 2016)
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