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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Book List: Je suis tolérante

Books, both fiction and nonfiction, can provide stories that offer insight into extreme situations and allow us to experience someone else’s life. This select list represents different cultures, both contemporary and historical, and encourages us to be tolerant and peaceful in a world where there is conflict.

* Je suis tolérante (I am tolerant) has been chosen as a title for this book list in recognition of the need for peace and understanding in the world, and in acknowledgement of the freedom of speech slogan Je suis Charlie.

A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird, Pan Macmillan, $13.99, 9780330437431.

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1) by Malorie Blackman, Random House, $16.99, 9780552555708.

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah, Bloomsbury, $23.47, 9780747550860.

The Twelfth Day of July (Kevin and Sadie #1) by Joan Lingard, Puffin, 9780140372366.

One More River by Lynne Reid Banks, Harper Collins, 9780688108939.

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, Indigo, $19.99, 9781780622156. (KBR review)

Refuge by Jackie French, Harper Collins, $15.99, 9781743098011. (KBR review)

Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo by  Zlata Filipović, Penguin Books, $14.95, 9780140374636.

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah, Pan Macmillan, $16.99, 9780330425261.

Shahana (Through My Eyes #1) by Rosanna Hawke, Allen & Unwin, $15.99, 9781743312469.