Monday, February 25, 2019

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey is an easy book about the problems with travel that were experienced by blacks before the Civil Rights Movement changed our country.  The Green Book was a guide that allowed people to find hotels, gas stations, and other accomodations when they were away from home.  It is a short and easy read that brings to life a period of our history as well as a chance to discuss with your family the way we treat all people in the world.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson is an award-winning poetry book about a tragic time in American History.  The only good that could possibly come out of the event inspiring this book is that people will recognize the evil of hate, and teach children to love instead.  Since this is a mature topic, it would only be appropriate for our older juvenile patrons who can begin to comprehend the injustices done to others before the Civil Rights Movement help speed up some changes. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

     New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer is a sweet story about two little girls who found a way to right a wrong.  The book is on A. R. level 3.4, and teaches lessons of love, justice, creativity and hard work.
    Long ago, black people in Ella Mae's town weren't allowed to try on shoes at the local shoe store, and they had no way of knowing if the shoes would be comfortable or not.  Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte solved the problem for their neighborhood in a way that kept on helping everyone. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

North Alabama is known for its history of tornado terror, so this I Survived: True Stories book should be interesting to adults and young readers.  Tornado Terror is on A. R. level 5.9. 
Anyone who loves Lauren Tarshis as the author of the fiction series of  I Survived books will enjoy her three nonfiction books about natural events or attacks. Come by and take them home with you!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Winnie the Pooh DAY

Thank you to EVERYONE who came out to our special Winnie the Pooh storytime! 

The results are finally in for DPL's favorite Pooh character... 
 1st place: Winnie the Pooh
2nd place: Tigger
3rd place: Eeyore 

Who's your favorite? Tell us in the comments!