Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lisa recommends "Field Trip"

For those parents who are looking for something fun for their kids to listen to, then Recess Monkey’s Field Trip is for you! Recess Monkey is a great rock band for kids that parents won’t mind listening to. The songs are off-the-wall and fun with a great beat.

For ages 2+

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kathy recommends "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Although a work of fiction, for those of us who remember the not too distant past, The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a vivid reminder of how events unfolded in the early to mid 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi. Told from the point of view of three women, one a privileged twenty-something white woman living on a cotton plantation, and two African American domestic maids, The Help is a riveting narrative of what life was like in the deep south during this turbulent time in history. Stockett’s writing is insightful - often troubling, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but always thought provoking. Highly recommended.

For adults.