Tips for Parents
February is Library Lovers Month!
Use this month-long theme as an excuse to gobble up some good reads for pleasure. That's right. Put aside those work-related publications and encourage your student to set aside her textbooks (just a little) too. Here are several bestsellers that you can pick from to read together — and discuss — this month:
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
This series received considerable attention in late 2008 when the first book became a major motion picture, but it was around long before then! Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Down are powerful reads for people of all ages. Check out what all the buzz is about!
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
This is the story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to bring education and justice to the Taliban's backyard. It's the tale of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who was inspired to build a group of impoverished mountain villagers a school. He didn't stop there! He has since built 55 schools, especially for girls, in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth.
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Published years before he became the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama shared this memoir, which became a bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. The book tells the story of Obama's struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as an individual and his father's legacy. The book has been described as a "searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America."
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