Page Turners

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

 aired the week of December 6, 2021

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is a novel based on the life of Lale Sokolov a Slovakian Jew imprisoned at Auschwitz.  After arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in April of 1942 Lale becomes the assistant to the tattooist a Frenchman named Pepan.  When Pepan disappears Lale becomes the tattooist which gives him freedom and privileges other Jews at the camp do not have.  Does this make him a collaborator or it is an opportunity to help his fellow prisoners?  An extraordinary story.  

Some further reading on the Holocaust available at the library:

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine (Children's non-fiction)

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy (Teen Fiction)

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne (Teen Fiction) 

The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla (Adult Fiction)

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Adult Fiction)

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson (Adult Fiction)

Let Me Go by Helga Schneider (Adult non-fiction)

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (Adult non-fiction)

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank  (Adult non-fiction)

 aired the week of November 29, 2021

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a classic novella published in 1943.   A pilot downs his plane in the Sahara Desert and while there meets the Little Prince on an extraordinary journey.  The Little Prince tells the pilot about his trips to other planets and the individuals that inhabit them.  These individuals are each meant to critique an element of society; so there is much to ponder in this slim volume.  While considered a children's classic due to being short, illustrated and with a young protagonist this book is written more for adults than children.

aired the week of November 22, 2021

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson is about the library in the small village of Chalcot, England.  It seems the council has decided to close the library.  However, the library assistant June and the patrons who love the library will do everything in their power to make sure they get to keep their library.