We had a very nice donation this week of Amish and prairie fiction by authors such as Kim Vogel Sawyer, Wanda Brunstetter, Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall. Thank you to the patron who donated these to our collection!
We also just got in a shipment of Junior and Young Adult books that I hope will be of interest to more than just teens. Several deal with either specific periods in time or specific cultures and look to be both interesting and educational. Below are just a few of these 24 new award-winning books just added to our collection.
The Shepherd's Granddaughter - A coming of age story that is also a powerful reminder of the terrible tragedies confronting real people as a result of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children - The children of soldiers relate in their own words, how war has marked and shaped their lives. Even though they may be living safely in North America, children always suffer when nations go to war.
Beneath My Mother's Feet - The story of a dutiful daughter who has to grow up way too fast when her father is injured and can no longer work. Once her only worry was if she would be happy in her arranged marriage but now that she is forced to be a maid to help her family survive she learns that her lessons of hardship turn out to be a lot more liberating than she ever imagined.
The Rogues - A powerful and resounding high adventure that brings life to the Scottish Clearances, one of the stormiest chapters in Scottish history. A good introduction to an almost forgotten time and place and the conflict between England and Scotland.
Morning in a Different Place - A touching story about a child of Irish immigrants and her struggles living with an alcoholic father and her unaccepted friendship with a black girl.
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party - Drawing from her childhood experience, the author brings hope and humor to this powerful story of a girl who comes of age and fights to survive during the Cultural Revolution.
The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World - In a fresh and vivid account, Nathaniel Philbrick sheds new light on the settlement of Plymouth Colony. Here is the epic sago of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans forged an uneasy peace and how that peace disintegrated into King Philip's War, one of the deadliest conflicts ever fought on American soil.