This book is a powerful piece of literature that explores a life of a 16 year old black girl, Starr Carter, who becomes an activist after witnessing a police shooting of one of her best friends from childhood. The narrator of this book is outstanding. I couldn’t stop listening!
This movie tells the story of Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. His movies are comedy classics and beloved throughout all of Latin America. It begins with his origins as a vaudeville performer in the Mexican countryside, to his success in Mexican Cinema and ultimately in Hollywood. If you're a fan of classic cinema, you'll enjoy this movie.
This novel, by Swedish writer, blogger and columnist Fredrik Backman, tells a heartwarming and comical story of love, loss and how a neighborhood transforms a lonely curmudgeon's life into one worth living! The love and bonds that develop between all the diverse and quirky neighbors is refreshing and will have you laughing and crying out loud! Be prepared to fall in love with Ove!
This childhood classic tells the story of Karana, a young indigenous woman who survived alone on and island off the California coast for 18 years. Her courageous spirit and will to survive is something that sticks with readers long after they've finished the novel.
Every parent or caregiver needs to know about Karen Katz's lift-the flap books. Each set of pages has a flap to find something that the story is looking for. In this book, follow the dad and child as they make a dog house. Where is daddy's screwdrivers? Behind the paint cans! Most of Katz's books have a child that could be a boy or a girl, but the adults have typically stereotypical gender roles in the storylines.
On break from teaching duties, Paul Theroux decides to travel from his home in Boston to Patagonia. Along the way he paints a vivid picture of not only the scenery passing by, but of all the people he meets along the way. It will make you want to hop on the next train to see how far you can go!
Learn about the essential pioneers, activists, leaders, and artists with the feminist you are raising! These books are much thicker than the regular board books, which made these a better first book for my daughter. She also enjoyed the simple yet bright colors. There is also a set of books for little scientists too, but this set is my favorite!
This movie follows two young woman, as they hitchhike through the Ecuadorian countryside after strikes close the highways to buses. Esperanza (Hope) is a backpacker from Spain looking for new adventure, and Tristeza (Sadness) is a cynical university student. Along the way, they meet a variety of people who help them better understand themselves, and what they are looking for.