Book Buzz: The Turtle of Oman

The Turtles of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye When news headlines emphasize violence and strife, it can be comforting to engross oneself in a “gentle read,” and Naomi Shihab Nye’s delightful novel The Turtle of Oman fills the bill. Although intended for a grade-school audience, it’s appropriate for adult readers, too, particularly those who enjoy learning about … Read moreBook Buzz: The Turtle of Oman

Book Buzz: The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe The refugees arrive with nothing, not even the language, having escaped violence, poverty, unspeakable loss. Their destination is Denver, Colorado. There they will land in a classroom helmed by Eddie Williams, the teacher tasked with orienting refugees from around the globe … Read moreBook Buzz: The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

Book Buzz: My Old Man and the Mountain

My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker

My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker Tales of climbing Mt. Everest are filled with legendary figures: George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, Scott Fischer, and Ed Viesturs, to name a few. Right in there is famed mountaineer Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit the world’s highest peak. His … Read moreBook Buzz: My Old Man and the Mountain

Book Buzz: Holiday Reads for Bibliophiles

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading by Anne Gisleson Bibliophiles looking to gift books or simply stock up on reading material for the holidays … Read moreBook Buzz: Holiday Reads for Bibliophiles