Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

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  Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just to make sure you’re out there living your absolute best life! This week, we’re taking a break from the usual routine to bring you some summer reading for the 4th of July! Here are some reading recommendations as you relax on a beach, prepare to lounge by the pool, or take in the fireworks!   Image via Amazon   5. Shapes of Native nonfiction edited by Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton   Shapes of Native Nonfiction …

Did You Know This About Pakistan’s Name?

Did You Know This About Pakistan’s Name?

Pakistan is celebrating 70 years of independence today! Congratulations Pakistan! Did you know this interesting fact about the country’s name?   Pakistan is an acronym! It was invented by Choudhary Ramat Ali, a Pakistani Punjabi Muslim nationalist, one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan.     Image Courtesy of BBC   In his words: “‘Pakistan’ is composed of letters taken from the names of our homelands: that is, Punjab, Afghania [North-West Frontier Province], Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Tukharistan, Afghanistan, and Balochistan. It means the land of the Paks, the spiritually pure and clean.”   It’s no secret …