January International Days

I really thought it would be easier to be on time with the international days with one rotation done already but life has stepped in and proven me wrong as I should have known it would. Nevertheless, it is done.

As promised, I did go in and add affiliate links for anyone interested in buying the books. These links do give me a little commission when used, but they exist here for your convenience. I also truly love the Kindle previews, which are also affiliate links. I just find them super useful. There are also links to Goodreads to just add them to the TBR and my reviews for a little more information on them. Here we go.

4 January

World Braille Day (A/RES/73/161)

I know it’s past already but I think it’s great that there is an actual day for Braille and therefore braille readers. I did search for books in Braille on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble which had limited returns, but it possible to get in books in Braille from both booksellers. Unfortunately, the selections were mostly learning to read in Braille or about Louis Braille, who invented the system in the first place. Mostly, but not all. Then I found two websites that were specific to Braille books:

Braille Bookstore

Seedlings: Braille Books for Children

24 January

International Day of Education (A/RES/73/25)

Over the years, I’ve read quite a few memoirs of teachers and as well as a few from activists who promote equal education as the main path to gender equality. Here are a few of them:

Teachers:

Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Indigo Books, ebooks, and Amazon below.

Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, ebooks, Indigo Books, and Amazon below.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Abe Books, Indigo Books, ebooks, Better World Books, and Amazon below.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Links: my review, Goodreads, Indigo Books, Book Depository, and Amazon below.

Devotion and Defiance by Humaira Awais Shahid

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Better World Books, Indigo Books, and Amazon below.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, eBooks, Indigo Books, and Amazon below.

Activism:

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Indigo Books, BetterWorldBooks, and Amazon below.

Paradise Beneath Her Feet by Isobel Coleman

Link: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Better World Books, Indigo Books, and Amazon below.

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Better World Books, Indigo Books, and Amazon below.

27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)

Links: my review, Goodreads, Book Depository, Indigo Books, eBooks, and Amazon below.

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