Reading for a Flat World

In her nonfiction bestseller Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo uses her journalistic talents to bring India’s poorest outposts to life. Readers driven to learn more about similar situations worldwide may enjoy:

  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof
  • The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

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About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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