Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Friday, February 25, 2011

aired the week of March 14, 2011

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos is the 2011 All Iowa Reads selection. Set in southeastern Nebraska this story is about a family still haunted by the loss of their mother in a tornado in 1978.

aired the week of March 7, 2011

The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin is a story about race relations in the south set in 1963 and told from the point of view of 11-year-old Florence Forrest. If you like Katheryn Stockett's The Help you might like this title.

aired the week of February 28, 2011

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a fast paced fun romantic romp. I love this author's witty dialog and spunky heroines. Her stories are laugh out loud funny and my all-time favorite is Natural Born Charmers.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

aired the week of February 21, 2011
Stories from the Holocaust
The library has many materials on the Holocaust both fiction, non-fiction and video. I'm just going to list several I've read that really impacted me.
The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel - the author recalls time he and his father spent in a concentration camp when he was a teenager in Night.
Hana's Suitcase: a true story by Karen Levine - a suitcase is sent to a Holocaust museum in Japan and their quest to track down the story of child who owned it.
No Pretty Pictures: a child of war by Anita Lobel - an autobiography of the author as she survives the horrors of World War II.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: a fable by John Boyne - a story of a young boy whose father becomes the director at Auschwitz and the prisoner the boy befriends. Also an excellent movie which is also available at the library.
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy - this is a fictionalized story of the author's aunt who was one of the few children who survived living in the Lodz Ghetto of Poland.

aired the week of February 14, 2011
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gup
This was a fascinating first hand account of how the Great Depression and one man's kindness affected the town of Canton, Ohio during the Christmas of 1933.

aired the week of February 7, 2011
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
This is a true account of the author and her battle with a debilitating illness and the little snail she befriends during the depth of her illness.