Benay's Reviews

Learn more about the first American woman in space! This richly detailed biography examines Sally Ride's early life, her work in NASA, and her foundation, which inspires girls in science to dream big. It chronicles her struggles and triumphs, both personal and professional, and shows how she led her life with a quiet and unshakeable confidence. - Benay

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Sally Ride: America S First Woman in Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476725772
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 24th, 2015

Contributing to the high levels of happiness among Danes is "hygge"-- often translated as coziness, but it is really much more than that- it's a cultural phenomenon that's catching on worldwide. Hygge is the "art of creating intimacy," the feeling you get when sipping cocoa or drinking mulled wine with friends. Get hygge with this book that is not only beautiful, but inspiring too. - Benay

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ISBN: 9780062658807
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Published: William Morrow - January 17th, 2017

A very powerful, unforgettable book that tells the stories of North Korean defectors. Examines so many parts of life in North Korea- ideology, entertainment, love, family, famine, education, and perceptions of the West. Learn about politics, history, and human rights through the lens of fascinating, horrifying, beautiful, strange, and ultimately human stories. - Benay

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385523912
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 21st, 2010


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