Book Musings: Fire in the Heart – A Spiritual Guide for Teens

Fire in the Heart – A Spiritual Guide for Teens –

I listened to the audio version of this book with Thomas and Lillian about seven years ago. I’m not one to let books written for specific age groups deter me! HA!

I remembered loving this book back then. Recently, I had been having the urge to experience it again. I’m hoping Thomas and Lillian decide to read it also.

A non-fiction story of an elder man, Baba, whom Chopra encountered when he was 15 years old. Chopra shares, in his beautiful writing style, the lessons he learned from Baba.

Book Musings: For the Right to Learn – Malala Yousafzai’s Story

For the Right to Learn – Malala Yousafzai’s Story

We are so inspired by Malala Yousafzai!! At 17 years old she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She almost lost her life for being outspoken about equal education in her home country of Pakistan.

“This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.”

Book Musings: It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph

January 5 2019:

It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph

In the year 1877 George Eastman took up the new hobby of photography. This wasn’t an easy hobby. It cost a lot for the equipment and it was bulky. But …. he changed all that!!

Loved the fun and interesting style this was written!

 

Book Musings: Wanda Gag – The Girl Who Lived to Draw

December 22 2018:

Wanda Gag – The Girl Who Lived to Draw

Wonderful story of the author of “Millions of Cats”. Wanda Gag’s childhood was filled with German fairy tales, musical evenings, and hours spent in her father’s painting studio. As soon as she learned to draw, she couldn’t stop and dreamed of becoming an artist.

This book is an inspiration … an inspiration for anyone with a dream! We ALL LOVED it!!

Book Musings: The Art of Miss Chew

December 15 2018:

The Art of Miss Chew

I loved, loved, loved this book! Another by Patricia Polacco and this one is based on the true story of how Polacco became an artist. It’s the story of her first real art class taught by the amazing Miss Chew.

This is a heartwarming story of discovering she was an artist and the wonderful teacher who helped her discover it!

Loved, loved, loved … Did I say I loved this book? xoxo

Book Musings: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton – Poet

December 8 2018:

The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton – Poet

A wonderful story about a determined man in the early 1800’s who loved words and loved poetry the best. George Moses Horton was a slave who taught himself to read, sold poetry to college students, and published several books.

All of this at a time when African-American literacy was discouraged, devalued, and even outlawed in this country. Horton was a person with talents and hopes and dreams, and a desire to be free. GREAT book!

Book Musings: Across a Dark Wild Sea

December 1 2018:

Across a Dark and Wild Sea

Interesting book about Columcille who was born in a remote corner of Ireland in the year 521. He grew up to become a monk and a scribe. This was a thousand years before the invention of printing and books had to be copied by hand.

We really enjoy Don Brown’s books and illustrations. This one too!

Book Musings: A Passion for Elephants

November 17 2018:

A Passion for Elephants – A Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss

In this fun book we learned about Cynthia Moss who was born in 1940. She has spent the past 41 years living with and studying the elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

In 1972 she established the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Amboseli National Park with Harvey Croze; which is 150 square miles of protected land in southern Kenya.

Great to learn about Cynthia Moss. We enjoyed this one too!