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!
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!
December 12 2015:
Adventures, wisdom, laughter, mysteries. All in one place! Today was library day! Thomas found a gift and got to wrap it too.
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!
November 10 2018:
Winnie – The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
Oh my gosh! This was such a fun book to read for a brief history of Winnie and the English soldier who saved her. YES! We loved it!
November 3 2018:
Rediscovering Life – Awaken to Reality by Anthony de Mello
Attachment, desire, happiness, and freedom …. It’s all revealed in this wonderful and powerful book! When I find a book that moves me, I read it about a half dozen times consecutively. On my second round with this one. xoxo
October 27 2018:
Biomimicry – Inventions Inspired by Nature
Learning from nature. Things that nature have been doing for millions of years and applying this to sustainable living here on Earth. Thomas and I loved skimming the surface of learning about biomimicry in this book. Lillian enjoyed it too! Can’t wait to learn more!!!
October 20 2018:
A wonderfully illustrated book in which we learned a great deal about Cleopatra. For instance, we did not know that everything we know about Cleopatra was written by her enemies. Any accounts written by her supporters did not survive. Very interesting!!
October 6 2018:
Black Whiteness – Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
We so very much enjoyed learning about Admiral Richard Byrd’s Antarctica adventure. He spent six months alone on the continent of Antarctica in 1934. We liked it so much I reserved from the library his autobiography and another juvenile book about his journey. Awesome book!!
September 29 2018:
One City, Two Brothers
Wonderfully illustrated telling of Solomon’s tale of two brothers who live in separate villages. Yet, they meet to farm the land and share kindness with one another. Enjoyed by all!