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From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
El Hagahn, Rudolph R. Windsor
The Valley of the Dry Bones: The Conditions That Face Black People in America Today
Rudolphf R. Windsor
Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God
Bianca Juarez Olthoff
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box
Arbinger Institute
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey
The Emotionally Healthy Church, Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives
Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird
This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future
John Brockman
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries
I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College
Pete Leibman
The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog
Jen Lancaster

The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu

The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang I thought this book did an excellent job of touching on being multicultural as a child. Navigating that good enough to be something feeling of dread that comes with not feeling adequate for either side of yourself. Lucy Wu is an American Born Chinese child which makes her an American. Her love of basketball, parties, space (her room) & junk food don't make her ashamed of her Chinese heritage. They just make her feel inadequate in the love of all things authentic Chinese.

As Lucy navigates the 6th grade, an unwanted relative from China in her room, being bullied & being forced to quit basketball for Chinese school you get to experience through her very frustrated eyes. She not only makes it through but she learns some important life lessons along the way. She learns that having two cultural identities doesn't have to mean the erasing of one for the other. Lucy also learns how to accept being different, defend herself through her adversity & how to appreciate change.

I subtracted 1 star for the Yi Po character. All the hidden references & the anticlimactic departure.