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Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume - Apr 29, 2014 (first published in 1970)
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Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Ma...
Clara Jeffery
Aug 01, 2020
Saw @judyblume trending and I almost had a heart attack. She's fine. 50th anniversary of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" a book I cannot imagine going through puberty without.     source
Taran Wanderer
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 4 (The Chronicles of Prydain (4))
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1967)
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Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer; he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of the Princess Eilonwy. Eager to find his origins, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi on a quest across the marvelous land of Prydain. Their journey takes them to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva, through the many realms of Prydain, and...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.     source
The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1964)
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Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn't exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the ...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.     source
The Castle of Llyr
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 3 (The Chronicles of Prydain (3))
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1966)
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Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil en...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.     source
The Black Cauldron
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1965)
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Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his friends are led into a mortal struggle with Arawn and his deathless warriors. Taran must wrest the black cauldron from them, for it is the cauldron that gives them their evil strength. But can he withstand the three enchantresses, who are determined to turn him and his companions into toads? Taran has not fo...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.     source
The High King
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 5 (The Chronicles of Prydain (5))
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1968)
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When the sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's army arrives at Mount Dragon, Arawn's stronghold. There, in a thrilling...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.     source
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin - Sep 11, 2012 (first published in 1968)
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Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to resto...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 07, 2020
@Durf Good point. Great book.     source
And the Band Played On
Randy Shilts - Nov 27, 2007 (first published in 1987)
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Upon its first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's w...
Clara Jeffery
Mar 11, 2020
Book is great but the movie pretty great too and horrifying similar failure of politicized science, just a way shorter timetable now     source
Sons of Wichita
How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
Daniel Schulman - May 12, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what n...
Clara Jeffery
Aug 23, 2019
By @DanielSchulman, who wrote a great book about the Kochs     source
Our Man
Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
George Packer - May 06, 2019
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Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generou...
Clara Jeffery
Jul 31, 2019
@cityartssf 4/ But then I started it and this is one amazing book. Yes, you learn or relearn about every conflict from Vietnam to Afghanistan. But THE DISH. THE JUICY JUICY DISH, on so many DC/Hollywood/NYC figures. It's a salacious page-turner! It's a beach read.     source
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