I started reading Lee Child in the middle of a reading funk. At the time, nothing appealed to me and I came across a headline by a notable book reviewer that described him as the best thriller writer being published today. Six weeks later I had read all 12 of his books. Child's anti-hero, Jack Reacher, took over my life. Reacher was a major in the military police, with an amazing reputation. He quit because he got fed up with the fat cats and bureaucracy of the military. He was a loner who knew how to solve problems and get things done. So he decided to just wander around the United States. And of course, wherever he roams, he runs into swindlers, kidnappers, killers, and a lot of just plain bad guys. Reacher lives a hoboish existence. He has a payout from the military stashed in some bank. He carries only cash and has no other identification. When he wants a change of clothes he buys the cheapest, most serviceable duds he can find. Even though he's pretty good at incapacitating someone with the flick of an elbow, you trust him and you'd definitely want him on your team. Killing Floor is the first Reacher novel, but you can start anywhere. It's like meeting someone and getting to know them over time. Like Gladwell, you will soon be searching for Lee Child's newest release--after, of course, reading all the great stories that came before it.
The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
By Ann Bausum
This is a great historical book about civil rights history, highlighted by photos of the movement. Recommended reading for ages 12+.
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
By Chelsea Clinton
An exciting introduction to activism from an enthusiastic young voice!
Children's Book of Philosophy
By Dorling Kindersley
A bold, colourfully illustrated crash-course in big ideas for little people.