This year again, Rabid Reader’s Reviews presents a list of books dealing with human rights. In light of the events, human rights violations have increased and become a pressing issue worldwide.
To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin
“There’s an electricity of fear and suspicion in the people. It was believed that Dreyfus would be a traitor because he was a Jew.”
“To Live Out Loud is an outstanding work of historical fiction and a must-read for everyone, especially those interested in the history of human rights violations.”
Read the complete To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin review here.
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter
“What is revealed is a deeply complex story steeped in the underworld and the use of gay culture as a money-making endeavor via blackmail.”
“There are no unnecessary dramatizations. The sourced information and interviews stand on their own as a poignant testament to a people who were done with being stepped on at a whim and were ready to stand and be who they are.”
“At a weighty 349 pages, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution is an investment, and it’s an important read for anyone interested in the Human Rights Movement.”
Read the complete Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter review here.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
“The story of Henrietta Lacks is an important one. Her cells were harvested to make advancements in science and henceforward the health of humanity.”
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a must read for people interested in the racial politics of the medical world in the 1050s, the science of genetic research and the question of ethics of personal rights vs. the greater good. Pick it up this Human Rights Day and find out more about the most famous unknown woman in scientific research.”
Read the complete The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot review here.
The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
“In Möbius we find a scientist who is concerned about his discovery and tries to take a responsible ethic approach because he distrusts governments and society in so far as to do the right thing. And he is not wrong.”
“The now-permanent coalition of the military and mass industry Eisenhower observed, was at that point predictable. It is debatable that military-industrial complex exists for the purpose of being ready for war at all times can lead to a situation in which even peace implies a state of war.”
Read the complete The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt review here.
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961
“Twelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961 is a faultless accounting of an important event in history. The layout of the books makes it appropriate and easily accessible for all ages to delve into the heroes who rose above the inhumanity of history.”
“Brimner’s Twelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961 is a must read for all Americans. If you have someone who is interested in Civil Rights on your holiday gift-list, be sure to pick up this beautifully formatted book for them or, perhaps, treat yourself.”
Read the complete Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 review here.
For more books dealing with human rights and human rights violations, check out our last year’s Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016.