The Global UGRAD Booklist – Part II

National Book Month may be over, but reading suggestions from our current participants and alumni are not! Check out what the Global UGRADs are into this month:


Sibongile Hokonya (Zimbabwe), Carroll College, Global UGRAD 2017-18
Concrete Economics by J. Bradford DeLong and Stephen S. Cohen
My room was very warm today and so I decided to sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze whilst reading this book. It is a book that summarizes the steps that were taken by former U.S Presidents to build the strong, developed American Economy we see today. Being a Finance person, I found this book interesting and helpful.


Andrea Matamoros (Honduras), Mississippi College, Global UGRAD 2017-18 
I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
With this book, I learned a lot about how everyone can fight for their rights and be strong in hard moments.





Vuk Vukovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Endicott College, Global UGRAD 2017-18
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang and The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr.
I come from Bosnia, currently in Endicott College in Massachusetts and I love reading graphic novels.


Dirce Da Silva Pandza (Mozambique), St. Catherine University, Global UGRAD 2017-18
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun
This is one of the books that I most enjoy reading. The book is a story of man (Adam Braun) who contributes to the world’s change and inspires others to the same or even more. He was/is a huge dreamer and he could accomplish his goal of providing education to children in the developing countries. It is such an amazing book. He gives us some tips about “how a ordinary person can create extraordinary change”.

Haneen Bweerat (Israel), University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Global UGRAD 2017-18
The Night Counter by Alia Younis
My Auntie is a writer and I didn’t know until recently! Alia Younis finally came to visit from Abu-dhabi and brought me a bag full of joy. Her book brought me so much joy… Her book The Night Counter was first published in 2009. It talks about the beautiful and moral Schehrazade from the epic The Arabian Nights when she visited grandmother Fatima in Los Angeles. Fatima knows all about weaving a story that will dazzle, delight, and always promises an unexpected ending. But what stories will she tell if she had only 9 days to tell them?! I’m not just recommending this book [because] my Auntie wrote it, but because it is worth reading.



Cecilia Sosa (Panama), Endicott College, Global UGRAD 2017-18
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The educated people are those who read! This is the phrase of my reading teacher. I chose this book because I read it when I was 14 years old, but it was a little bit smaller, now I have the complete story!




Joel Thum (Malaysia), Grand Valley State University, Global UGRAD 2015-16
Last Will by Liza Marklund
Some crime action on the commute!







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