Suggested One Read: Daring to Drive

Daring to Drive book coverWe are highlighting more suggested titles through the rest of December while we are waiting for the One Read reading panel to work their magic. You can find the other titles suggested so far to see what other readers have nominated. 

Today’s suggested title is “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening” by Manal Sharif. This is Manal’s memoir about becoming an unintentional women’s rights leader in Saudi Arabia. She was born the year that fundamentalists took control of Mecca and was a religious radical in her teens. She managed to get a college education and then a job with a Saudi oil company but there was a problem — women were forbidden to drive. According to the nominator, this is “a wonderful memoir of a modern day hero struggling under a repressive regime. If there’s anything the world needs, it’s more everyday heroes.”

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