Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. My children and I have been to the Mobile Public Library several times. We have rented Nim's Island and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (both movies we loved!)and watched them both over and over. I have found several books that I know you will want to read. I finished one last night entitled Nory Ryan's Song. The story is written by Patricia Giff - the author who wrote Pictures of Hollis Woods. You 7th graders got to enjoy that book in 5th grade as well as watch the Hallmark Movie in 6th grade. Anyway...back to the story. It is about a little girl and her family and their struggle to survive during the famine in Ireland in the 1800's. There is a second book in the series entitled Maggie's Door which I am going to look for today. I highly recommend these books. They will make you appreciate all the blessings we take forgranted. I also finished The Boy Who Dared. It is a true story of a young German boy who tried to take a stand against Hitler. He was very courageous but it cost him his life. We have had this book in our library but I just got the chance to read it. I won't say this was a fun read but it was a very worthwhile read. It is important to hear these stories so that we will not let such horrors happen again. I promise my next few books will be more "fun".
The summer reading kickoff for the Mobile Public Library is this Saturday, June 5th from 10-12. I hope to see alot of my students there! Continue having a great summer. I miss you all!
All God's Best,