|September 15, 2013||Posted by Alison Jenkins under Uncategorized|
Lindhout’s memoir, A House in the Sky, is the story of a young woman aspiring to live a significant life. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth”, where she was abducted.
|January 19, 2013||Posted by Christa McGrath under Family Saga, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Suspense, Uncategorized|
An all-engrossing storyline full of mystery, deception, passion, and suspense. Readers will be stunned by the events that finally unfold.
|May 28, 2011||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Children's Lit, Fantasy, Fiction, Short stories, Uncategorized|
Although parents may be tempted to use Foltales of Scotland as a source of bedtime stories, I would caution them to pre-read the story first. These are authentic folktales.
Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Artwork by Liz Amini-Homes)
|November 28, 2010||Posted by Christine Gordon Manley under Uncategorized|
Fatty Legs tells the true story of an eight-year-old Inuit girl named Olemaun Pokiak and her experience with residential school. Unlike other children, Olemaun begins her journey by asking to attend school. Her reason is simple: she wants to be able to read.
|October 29, 2010||Posted by Carol OHanley under Uncategorized|
Even though Jesse was not able to speak and suffered from severe seizures, he still managed to touch many lives and teach countless people important life lessons. Jesse passed away suddenly at age seventeen.
|October 20, 2010||Posted by Christa McGrath under Uncategorized|
Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Wild Mustangs provides a tell-all tale about the plight of the wild mustang in the United States during the middle part of the 20th century. At that time, these horses were brutally hunted and killed for commercial purposes (many of them ended up in tin cans for cat and dog consumption). Their relentless captures and inhuman slaughters came to a halt at the hands of one determined animal activist who fought to protect them from such brutality.
|July 20, 2010||Posted by Alison MacDonald under Canadian, Literature, Short stories, Uncategorized|
Gallant takes the pent up words and unseen communication of a misunderstanding and places them on a page with such understanding it is as if you yourself have been heard and understood. Mingled with these deep character explorations are whimsical tales full of magic realism, absurd imagery, and existential themes.
|May 19, 2010||Posted by Taylor OHanley under Uncategorized, Young Adult|
This book is about an agent in a group called The Deck which has 54 agents in it, each with a different card name from a deck of cards (including the two jokers). The main character is the Six of Hearts and his twin brother Kyntak (one of the jokers) and they’re trying to find their twin sister Nai.