Because I was out of the country, I'm behind on posting May books!
Although I recommend Nicole Fulgham Baker's Educating All God's Children, I realize some people just don't have time (or possibly enough interest) to get into the subject matter all the way. Schools In Crisis is the CliffNotes version of that book. If you want to find out more about what our children are experiencing in education, pick this book up. It's an easy read and a great way to find out how to get involved.
Praying in Color is a book I've heard about for years. I am glad I read it because it allowed me to see how another person uses creativity during personal prayer times. Although I have yet to actually use some of the things described in this book, I like that someone is trying to expand the idea of what prayer looks like. It's not just with eyes closed and heads bowed.
Because I work in a school book room, I had some free time on my hands to pick a few to read. The Popcorn Book is by one of my favorite children's authors: Tomie de Paola. Check it out!
I've been curious about the story of Rumpelstiltskin since watching Once Upon a Time. I realized I didn't know the story. I'm glad I read it. Tricky, tricky.
Did you know Bill Cosby was a children's author? I didn't. Found The Worst Day of My Life. Easy to relate to.
Memories of Vietnam: War in the First Person. I picked this book out because my dad's generation lived and served in this infamous war. I don't even know how to begin to describe what it must have felt like for these soldiers while they were on foreign ground but also returning home.
Escape to Freedom: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass: A Play for Young People. This book (like mentioned, written as a play) spurred my curiosity for Frederick Douglass. I would love to study him further and I know DC has a museum dedicated to his life.
Overall, May was a good month (but obviously busy!).