Tale of Two Cities Charles Dikens
Cry the Beloved Country Alan Patton
In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez
Exodus Leon Uris
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
And not because they are good (they are), but because they are important.
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