Non-Fiction Books

Although it is always great to get wrapped up in an amazing mystery or be swept off your feet with a beautiful romance, there are some important lessons to be learned from non-fiction books. So we have included below some non-fiction books that would be considered good books for teenage girls, and must-reads that will benefit any reader.

Virginia Woolf - A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own
 Author: Virginia Woolf
 Pages: 112 
 Publisher: Amereon Ltd (Hard Cover)
 Publication Date: First published 1912
 ISBN-10: 978-0848812270
 Language: English

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
     by Olive Gilbert and Sojourner Truth

"Ain't I a Woman?"  

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The Art of Public Speaking

Training in public speaking is not a matter of externals--primarily; it is not a matter of imitation--fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards--at all. Public speaking is public utterance, public issuance, of the man himself; therefore the first thing both in time and in importance is that the man should be and think and feel things that are worthy of being given forth. Unless there be something of value within, no tricks of training can ever make of the talker anything more than a machine--albeit a highly perfected machine--for the delivery of other men's goods. So self-development is fundamental in our plan.

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How to Speak and Write Correctly
        by  Joseph Devlin

To use a big word or a foreign word when a small one and a familiar one will answer the same purpose, is a sign of ignorance. Great scholars and writers and polite speakers use simple words.

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What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.