This month, Jorie’s Reads heard more from the Freeman Library Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club. Selections for the Freeman Mystery Book Club, Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club, and Great Books Discussion Group are included in April’s list. Lastly, Freeman Library had the honor of a visit from Jennifer Pharr Davis – hiker, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
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Lois Lowry’s historical fiction account of ten-year-old Christian Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Jewish Ellen Rosen in World War II-era Denmark made quite an impression on me in elementary school. Many things appealed to me about this book – the genre, the setting (my surname, by the way, is Danish), the Johansen family’s act of selflessness, and Denmark’s peaceful resistance. I joyfully read Number the Stars again at various points in my academic career. A few weeks ago, I led a tour at the library. When I showed the group the Newbery Medalists, I mentioned this classic. Why hasn’t Hollywood made this into a movie?
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This Easter, I’m sharing some books that have Easter Eggs. These might be references to other works or might have namesake characters. As was true with the books I shared on Valentine’s Day, you can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂