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Helen's Top Book Recommendations

Want to know what books Helen recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Helen's favorite book recommendations of all time.


Greek Myths

Secuencias ilustradas de la Caja de Pandora, Arion y los Delfines, Orfeo y Euridice, Los doce trabajos de Heracles, Dedalo e Ccaro, Perseo y la cabeza de la Gorgona, Teseo y el Minotauro, Aracne contra Atenea. less
Recommended by Helen, and 1 others.

HelenMyths were made up a really long time ago. Like the lady with the snakes on her head – it’s probably not real but it happened so long ago maybe it was true? (Source)

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Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. Against overwhelming adversity, these remarkable women raised their voices and changed history.

With her one-of-a-kind wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world-famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
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HelenIt’s like reading a fairy tale book – but grown-up fairy tales that are actually true. The ladies are all real. (Source)

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Asterix and Cleopatra (Asterix, #6)

How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months. There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the pyramids and the Sphinx's nose. less
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HelenAsterix (who is a tiny guy with a big moustache) and his friend (who is a big guy) called Obelix are very, very funny. (Source)

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Tintin in Tibet

Tintin's friend Chang has been killed in a terrible plane crash and Tintin is distraught. But after a strange dream, Tintin becomes convinced Chang is alive. Together with Captain Haddock, he sets out on an impossible mission, an adventure deep into the mountains, through blizzards and caves of ice. They must find Chang at all costs. less
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HelenThere’s a lot of adventure and snow and a cute little dog called Snowy. (Source)

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Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter...
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HelenIt is a story book but it has tonnes of facts in it – especially about Shakespeare. (Source)

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