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The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty: 10th Anniversary ed. Edition by Peter Singer 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves. 'A persuasive and inspiring work that will change the way you think about philanthrophy... and shows us we can make a profound difference in the lives of the world's poorest.' - Bill & Melinda Gates 'Mr. Singer is far from the world's only serious thinker on poverty, but with The Life You Can Save he becomes, instantly, its most readable and lapel-grabbing one.' - The New York Times Mr Singer is a compelling moral voice seeking far more compassion for those who have the least.' - The Wall Street Journal Scroll up and grab a copy of The Life You Can Save Today.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 301 Pages (2,271 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie (Beacon Press) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

"A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence." -- Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, Andrea Ritchie documents the evolution of movements centered around women's experiences of policing. Featuring a powerful forward by activist Angela Davis, Invisible No More is an essential exposé on police violence against WOC that demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety -- and the means we devote to achieving it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 362 Pages (7,229 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 16th, 2020

Long Time Walk On Water (Vol.2) by Joan Barbara Simon 3.5 Stars (50 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A black woman and single mum, starting over. A white man who wants something more. Will they take a chance on each other? Everyting gonna be alright? London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world. Jack's life is full of disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his town, or even his wife. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks. When Jack meets Rose at a bus stop, a new and unexpected future unfolds... If you like rich settings and realistic characters: Long Time Walk on Water. This captivating multicultural historical novel with its splash of something quite unique, its touch of romance, reggae style, will win your heart forever. Told with pride, poise, humour and grace, this modern classic by Joan Barbara Simon, literary terrorist, will have you shouting about if from the rooftops! 'Rich, complex and beautifully written. It is something unlike anything I've read before and yet it's recognisable and resonant because all of life is in it. An absorbing and affecting read.' (online reviewer) 'Beautifully crafted (... ) will leave the reader as changed as Simon's characters. Highly, highly recommended.' (Dan Holloway)

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 300 Pages (1,150 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 15th, 2020
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