Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Hurtling back to Earth are Olivia and her twin brother Aidan after their family and crew have been wiped out by a virus. They collide with Nathan who is travelling in the opposite direction facing an equally tragic situation. The book is fast paced and inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This book is a must read for those embarking on higher education – it will influence you in the way you approach your course. It is also a must read for those in the field of education and if you are a parent, helping you to simply explain concepts and answer questions. Yuval simplifies our past in an enchanting and simple way, making life a lot less complicated.

Yuval Noah Harari talk introducing the key concepts of the book.

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Factfulness – Then Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

We continually get questions like – how many of us live in poverty; how many women go to school – wrong, including journalists and Nobel Laureates. In this powerful book Hans Rosling puts us straight with his clever display of statistics that are easily available, and shows that even though the world has many imperfections we are living in a much better world than we think.

Bill Gates offered this book free to all students graduating from colleges and universities in 2018.

Enjoy Hans Rosling’s interesting talk with his engaging statistics.

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The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Parvana is an 11 year old girl living in Kabul, Afghanistan in a bombed-out apartment. Her father, who was a history teacher, when there was a school, has been arrested for having a foreign education by the Taliban. Girls are forbidden to earn money, but as her family’s situation becomes desperate, she has no choice but to transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner for the family.

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