Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational, Young Adult 16+

I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Author: Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb Genre: Biography Review: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library When the Taliban took control of Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9,2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price.… Continue reading I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

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Jump

Author: Daniella Moyles Genre: Adult Non-Fiction/ Biography Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Jump is a memoir about growing up, burning out, bad decisions, reckless adventures, love and loss. It's about what happens when you let go of everything you think you need and are confronted by who you really are - and how… Continue reading Jump

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Who I Am

Author: Pete Townshend Reviewed by: Brian, Athy Library Pete Townshend is one of the most influential musicians in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Coming from a musical family and inspired by ground-breaking new acts like the Everly Brothers and Bill Halley, Townshend, along with Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon formed The Who… Continue reading Who I Am

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Author: Matt Haig Genre: Self-Help Reviewed by: Stephen Kelly Branch: Newbridge Library Age Range: Adults Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on… Continue reading Notes on a Nervous Planet

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Me

Author: Elton John Review by: Dolores Mee, Like a lot of people, I was vaguely familiar with the public persona of Elton John; his illustrious music career, countless accolades and of course, his infamous temper. Born Reg Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, his upbringing by two deeply unhappy and emotionally cold parents drove him to constantly strive… Continue reading Me