Adua

Author: Igiaba Scego Language: Italiano Summary: Igiaba Scego nel suo romanzo ci racconta la storia di una donna matura, Adua, che vive a Roma da quando ha diciassette anni. Adua è una Vecchia Lira, così i nuovi immigrati chiamano le donne giunte nel nostro paese durante la diaspora somala degli anni Settanta. Ha da poco sposato un giovane immigrato sbarcato a Lampedusa e ha con … Continue reading Adua

Banned Books Week (18-24 September 2022)

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. (ALA American Library Association) The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Continue reading Banned Books Week (18-24 September 2022)

The Modern Tiffin: On-The-Go Vegan Dishes with Global Flair

Author: Priyanka Naik

Language: English

Summary: Italy, Mexico, Thailand, India… Self-taught Indian American chef Priyanka Naik loves to travel just as much as she loves cooking! So when she set out to write a cookbook, she knew it couldn’t be just one cuisine—it had to feature a world of plant-based flavors. Drawing on her heritage and her travels, Chef Priyanka introduces you to a world of mouthwatering vegan dishes in The Modern Tiffin.

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Heart of Fire – An Immigrant Daughter’s Story

Author: Mazie K. Hirono

Language: English

Summary: The intimate and inspiring life story of Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate

Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised on a rice farm in rural Japan, she was seven years old when her mother, Laura, left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to Hawaii, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then known as “Keiko” did not speak or read English when she entered first grade, she would go on to serve as a state representative and as Hawaii’s lieutenant governor before winning election to Congress in 2006. Continue reading “Heart of Fire – An Immigrant Daughter’s Story”