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Book Club

Interested in reading a good book? Join us at the SEAPAX book club. Check out the next book, when and where we meet on this page: 

Questions or to arrange June car pooling, contact:

CURRENTLY READING: The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for over 500,000 Years,* by Sonia Shah

Sunday, June 11, 3:00 PM

Boon Boona Coffee,  724 S 3rd St, Suite C, Renton 98057

*King County Library may have better availability than Seattle 

An Indian Among Los Indígenas: a Native Travel Memoir

Pike, Ursula

"Memoir by Ursula Pike (Karuk) of her time serving with the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Focusing on international travel from a California Indian perspective, the memoir asks what it means to be both colonizer and colonized, and inquires into the challenges of building relationships between Indigenous groups from very different places"

The Daughters of Kobani: a Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach

"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won. In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it.

The Fever  How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

Shah, Sonia

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names--and opened their pocketbooks--in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them?

American Taboo: a Murder in the Peace Corps

Weiss, Philip, 1955-

In 1975, a new group of Peace Corps volunteers landed on the island nation of Tonga. Among them was Deborah Gardner -- a beautiful twenty-three-year-old who, in the following year, would be stabbed twenty-two times and left for dead inside her hut.

This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President

Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen, 1938-

"The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . .