What are the best books recommended by the ALA Think Tank?

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    #1The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle
    The Glass Castle is Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir about her poverty-stricken family, which is a balanced story of despair, happiness, love, and loyalty. This novel spent seven years in NYT's bestsellers list and was adapted into a major motion picture.
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    Christina Brooks
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "If you are in search of the best books recommended by the ALA Think Tank, one of the books you should consider should definitely be The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. This book was not only on NYT's best-seller's list for seven years, it was also eventually adapted into a film. It is a really touching memoir of her poverty-stricken family which shows the many facets of life that the disadvantaged have to go through on a day-to-day basis."
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    #2Please Kill Me

    Please Kill Me
    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain features a history of pop movements, particularly punk rock and roll. This book received Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year.
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    Catherine Guerrero
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The ALA Thank Tank is about being radical and forward thinking. Please Kill me is a great account of the musical movement of this punk error and is anything but conforming. "
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    #3Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

    Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    Band of Brothers tells the tale of the Easy Company, a rifle company in the US Army during World War II. From the moment their training began until Victory Day and beyond, the men of Easy Company suffered but always persevered.
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    Jessica Cruz
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I found this to be a boring book. However, if you are into war documentaries you probably want to read this. There were great reviews from New York Times. "
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    #4And the Band Played On

    And the Band Played On
    As the greatest health crisis of the 20th century, the AIDS spread at the United States was something the US health care system wasn't prepared for. This book, one of the bests on this topic, is a deep investigation on how it spreaded so fast among the US. 
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    Jennifer Jenkins
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Excellent! A well-written, gripping look at the early years of the AIDS crisis, long and worth every page. I understand the presentation of "patient zero" as the source of the epidemic is most likely unfair, according to a number of credible sources; that is unfortunate, and a flaw in the book for certain. But the patient apparently did, like many others, go on spreading the illness evincing unconcern for those whose lives were lost as a result. So it's hard to be very sympathetic to him, after all. Highly recommended reading."
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    #5Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    #6Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West unflinchingly narrates the plight of the Native American Indians during the development of American expansionism in the Western frontier.
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    Anthony Allen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am not familiar with the ALA Think Tank. This book is good for Indian History and would be a good read for someone wanting to find out about that more. I personally would not read this book."
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    #7Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's firsthand depiction of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. With a balanced take on the characters and a colorful depiction of the weather that shaped the event, Krakauer won an Academy Award in Literature in 1999. 

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    Jacqueline Myers
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This looks pretty good but i am not sure if it is recommended by ALA but i believe it is"
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    #8In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
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    Jose Keller
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Cold blood is an superb topic that its defines us that the murder had been made within few minutes before, loosing blood is only the conclusion for the violence it says, no other way to get solutions for hypertension and its not possible to be non violence in all sorts of activities, author explains the murder in new way which show us the incident both to mind and vision. "
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    #9The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot. It tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were unknowingly taken from her and used in medical research. These cells have outlived her for 60 years.
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    Gary Ortiz
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This non-fiction book is interesting from beginning to end. Bordering on the line of science fiction; it is a true story. It shows how a piece of someone was stolen and used long after her death. Sound unbelievable? Well it is entirely true."
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    #10Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    Quiet is a book by Susan Cain that tells a story about how introverts can change the world in this extroverted society that we are in. 

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    Andy Su
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Introverts get a bad reputation for not being active enough. The book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking changes that stereotype."
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    #11Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day
    Me Talk Pretty One Day is comedian and author David Sedaris' book containing snippets from his life, particularly his move to Paris and his experience of learning French from a teacher who did not like their sessions.
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    Dylan Marshall
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "one of the books recommended by the ALA think tank"
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