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Why you need a foreign language and how to learn one

Author: Edward Trimnell Language: English Summary: Native English-speakers have become overly dependent on the language skills of others. And this dependence costs us dearly. The first half of this book examines the commercial, social, and political implications of American monolingualism. As Americans ignore foreign languages, new economic and political trends are making foreign language skills essential for native English-speakers in the twenty-first century. We need … Continue reading Why you need a foreign language and how to learn one

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Bringing the outside world to the world’s children

COVID-19 is forcing many children to stay home. The #ReadtheWorld initiative aims to help them feel less isolated and bring the creative and imaginative world of children’s stories into their lives. Please visit: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/read-the-world Continue reading Bringing the outside world to the world’s children

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Patria

Author: Fernando Aramburu

Language: Spanish

Summary: El día en que ETA anuncia el abandono de las armas, Bittori se dirige al cementerio para contarle a la tumba de su marido el Txato, asesinado por los terroristas, que ha decidido volver a la casa donde vivieron. ¿Podrá convivir con quienes la acosaron antes y después del atentado que trastocó su vida y la de su familia? ¿Podrá saber quién fue el encapuchado que un día lluvioso mató a su marido, cuando volvía de su empresa de transportes?
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In Patagonia

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Language: English

Summary: An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes.

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Dark Emu

Author: Bruce Pascoe

Language: English

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WINNER – 2016 Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

WINNER – 2016 Book of the Year in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED – 2014 History Book Award in the Queensland Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED – 2014 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing

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