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Book Recommendations for International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, 2023, “celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange.” IEW Committee members and their colleagues created this recommendation list of books that helped their readers better understand the world.

Stop by the library during the month of November to check out the International Education Week book display on level 1!

Book List:
About International Education Week

From the Global U IEW website, “This annual event—an initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education—invites educational institutions to showcase and promote international programs that prepare students for a global future.

At the U, this means a full roster of events that showcase a variety of ways our community can “Go Global.” Join us for a full week of ways to become a more globally-minded citizen while at the U.”

Full Book List:
  • Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World by Anu Taranath
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky
  • The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya
  • Drown by Junot Diaz
  • Quesadillas/Si Vivieramos en un Lugar Normal by Juan Pablo Villalobos
  • 68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Why Islam? American Revert-to-Islam Answers by Sherman K
  • The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman by Davi Kopewana
  • The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
  • The Nutmeg’s Curse by Amitav Ghosh
  • Crying in Hmart by Michelle Zauner
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Yukon Ho! A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Grapefruit by Yoko Ono
  • Surreal Friends: Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna by Mr Stefan Van Raay,
  • Joanna Moorhead, Teresa Arcq, et al.
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Hilma af Klint: A Biography by Julia Voss (Author), Anne Posten (Translator)
  • In Praise of Shadows by Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa (Essential Poets)
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Unheard by Josh Swiller
  • Persepolis: Volumes 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid
  • Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi
  • No god but God by Reza Aslan
  • The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany
  • In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
  • Zealot by Reza Aslan
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