I rarely read non-fiction but from time to time, a book comes along that speaks to me. I am a history buff, a History channel junkie and have a particular fondness for early American history. Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy by Karen Abbot screamed read me, when I discovered it was about four woman undercover during the civil war.
Today along with Random House Children’s Books we are Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement! As you might already be aware, August 28th is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, a watershed moment in the struggle for civil rights. I am sharing the picture book, I HAVE A DREAM, which includes Martin Luther King, Jr.’s celebrated speech illustrated with exquisite paintings by celebrated artist and Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson, which published last year. Take a moment to visit Random Houses’ enhanced website for “I Have a Dream”. I encourage you to Celebrate the movement and share King’s speech. Below is my review of this beautiful children’s book.
Life in the Land of IS..the Amazing Story of Lani Deauville is a memoir written by Betty Lee Crosby about the life of Lani Deauillle. Last year I reviewed Betty’s novel Spare Change and loved it. When Betty approached me to review this, I was a little hesitant. I don’t particularly read non-fiction and especially something that might make me cry. I will always be thankful to Betty for asking me to review this. It is truly an inspirational story, of human courage and the power of living in IS moments. I laughed more then I cried, and Lani’s story touched me. It is the kind of story that stays with you.
Today author Peter Thomas Senese is here to share information about child abductions and what he is doing to help. Please take a moment to check out his latest novel inspired by his own personal attempts to reunite with his abducted son:
Treasure Hunter by W.C. Jameson, is a fascinating look at the adventures of a modern day treasure hunter. I have always enjoyed watching and reading about history, conspiracies, mysteries and lost treasure.This book contains all of these elements. This memoir offers a close hand look at the challenges, danger and excitement that treasure hunters face.