This month we asked our librarians what books & other media they are thankful for. Check out their responses here:
Movies: Embrace of the Serpent
Books: Hotel World by Ali Smith
During the past several months, I have been grateful for the sheer variety of books I can get from the library, both physically and via Libby, which has ensured that no matter what kind of mood I’m in I have just the right thing to read.
More specifically, there are two TV shows I am particularly grateful for recently:
Schitt’s Creek – not only is it hilarious, but it contains a whole cast of people who were very flawed, and yet still managed to be decent humans.
The Great British Baking Show – the only reality or competition show I will watch because despite the fact that the contestants are competing, they are always so kind and supportive of one another. Plus, I love baked goods.
Both of these shows really highlight the best in people and serve as a reminder that humans are basically decent.
I am thankful for graphic non fiction, which helps me learn about issues and people in a way that I find very appealing and engaging. Here are a few I have read recently:
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed. About life in a Kenyan refugee camp for a Somalian orphan and his brother.
Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir by Tyler Feder. Understanding grief from a teen’s point of view, and finding ways to laugh about it.
I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi by Gina Siciliano. Learning about what it was like as a woman Renaissance artist.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, & Steven Scott, art by Harmony Becker. Takei’s memoir as a Japanese American prisoner of internment camps.
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. A memoir of displacement and immigration by a Vietnamese woman after the Vietnam War.
Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story by Peter Bagge. A spirited biography of the African American author.
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. A moving memoir of being raised by grandparents, while his mother is in and out of rehab, by a beloved children’s graphic novel author.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
What media are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments!