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El Club del Libro de la Iniciativa MLK del Alcalde Demings es una idea original del Subcomité de Educación y Alfabetización de la Iniciativa MLK. El objetivo es promover el amor por la literatura promocionando libros que están basados en los valores del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Estos valores incluyen: bondad, justicia e igualdad, amor, generosidad, educación, liderazgo y esperanza. Los miembros de la Iniciativa MLK y el Alcalde Jerry L. Demings seleccionan los libros. Se invita a los residentes a participar y buscar las selecciones en su biblioteca local para disfrutar de estas obras inspiradoras.

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Honor by Thrity Umrigar

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In this riveting and immersive novel, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena-a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man-Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one's own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita's own past. While Meena's fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. She also finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. But the dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures of Meena and Smita themselves: Smita realizes she has the freedom to enter into a casual affair, knowing she can decide later how much it means to her.

In this tender and evocative novel about love, hope, familial devotion, betrayal, and sacrifice, Thrity Umrigar shows us two courageous women trying to navigate how to be true to their homelands and themselves at the same time.

Book Nominator

Delitza Fernandez, Member, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative

Reading this book strengthen my desire to continue advocating for those who can't advocate for themselves. It reminded me of how blessed I am for everything I have and the privileges I sometimes take for granted. This book is a great example of the meaning of unconditional love.

Beautifully written, Honor is a powerful and moving book about love, sacrifice, and loss. Honor is one of those books that's not always easy to read but unquestionably easy to recommend.

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Libros Anteriores

Libro Nominador Recursos
The Servant Leader de James A. Autry Robert Henlon, Fierce Entertainment Management LLC.
Small Great Things de Jodi Picoult Lisa Bachman, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
The Nickel Boys de Colson Whitehead Kelly Quintero, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jerry L. Demings, Alcalde del Condado de Orange
Becoming de Michelle Obama Latisha Thompson, Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Orlando
His Truth is Marching On de Jon Meacham, epílogo de John Lewis Vera Gray, Residente del Condado de Orange, Distrito 5
Across That Bridge by John Lewis Doreen Overstreet, Orange County Staff Member
A Promised Land by Barack Obama Lucas Boyce, Orange County Staff Member & District 2 Resident
Dear Martin by Nic Stone Beth Jackson, Orange County Staff Member
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Kasey Brinkley, Orange County Staff Member & District 5 Resident
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Shally Wong, Orange County Staff Member & District 4 Resident
The Power of a Positive Team by Jon Gordon Roneisha M. Randall, MLK Jr. Initiative Member, Orange County Resident,
Distrito 6
Portraits of Peace by John Noltner Lisa Bachman, MLK Jr. Initiative Co-Chair