Through The Narrow Gate is an intriguing memoir by a woman who spent seven years in a convent and who later became a pre-eminent writer and speaker on religous topics. Determined to find God, Armstrong leaves a comfortable life in Birmingham, England for an austere convent at 17. She struggles with homesickness, the weekly baths, the sewing, the "rule of silence" and … Continue reading Book Review: Through the Narrow Gate by Karen Armstrong.
Children's Book Week is May 3-9, 2021. This year's poster was illustrated by Bryan Collier who illustrated Trombone Shorty and Dave the Potter. Here are a selection of children's biographies that focus on individuals who have shown extraordinary knowledge, strength, or compassion--real life super heroes. Griffith, Evan. Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne … Continue reading Reading is a Superpower
Robinson who has written other books about autism has a difficult start in life. He grew up feeling different and not knowing why or how to label it. He was frequently told he needed to look people in the eye. Ostracized by kids, he turned to adults who were more forgiving of his lack of social … Continue reading Book Review: Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
Look for these juvenile biographies of exceptional black Americans in the children's department of Rockwall County Library. Bridges, Ruby. This is Your Time. Harrison, Vashti. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. Parson, Karyn. Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight. Patrick, Denis Lewis. Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb. Russell-Brown, … Continue reading February is Black History Month
Cummings, Elijah. We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy. Lawson, Shayla. This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. Obama, Barack. A Promised Land. Omar, Ilhan. This is What America Looks Like. Payne, Les. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcom X. Sellers, Bakari. My … Continue reading New Biographies