Audio Visual Materials for Women's History Month

by jennifer9. March 2017 11:11

March is Women's History Month and staff curated a great list of audio visual materials for you to enjoy not only this month, but all year long.  I've listened to 3 audio books on this list; I Am Malala, Victoria the Queen, and Hidden Figures. I loved all three books, but the story of Malala is truly something else. If you haven't read that book, you most certainly should. Quick summary....15 year old Malala is shot in the head by members of the Taliban. She wasn't expected to survive. But survive she did. You will certainly want to read this inspirational story. 

 

Women's History Month

Sally Ride
Lynn Sherr

 

The woman who would be king
Kara Cooney

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi

 

Hidden figures
Margot Lee Shetterly

 

No higher honor
Condoleezza Rice

Victoria the queen
Julia Baird

 

Catherine The Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie

The glass universe
Dava Sobel

 

I am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

My beloved world
Sonia Sotomayor

 

Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Sisters in law
Linda R Hirshman

 

 
 

Have you read any of these books? 

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Jenny

Summer Road Trips: Audio Books for Kids

by jennifer20. May 2015 15:11
I do not have a DVD player in my car, and I can honestly say that I NEVER WILL. My kids enjoy reading, and they L.O.V.E. audio books when we spend any sort of significant time in the car. We've listened to so many audio books in the car. The ones that really stick out are Harry Potter (difficult with the strong English accents), Magic Tree House, and to date, their favorite audio book was Tuck Everlasting.We'll be traveling this summer, spending a few days of 10+ hours in the car, and I've got our list of audio books ready to be downloaded on Overdrive! So what will we be listening to this summer? The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. He's fantastic and can't wait to listen to this story! Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. This story sounds fantastic (a bit Mulan-like) and I know my trio will LOVE it!   I am also a HUGE fan of John Grisham and have never had the opportunity to read his Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer series, so I have this series all ready to go in my queue. Not sure what the kids will think of it, but if they don't like it, no harm, no foul. Just delete it and move on.   Another of my favorite adult authors that has crossed over to YA is James Patterson. I can not wait to listen to his Maximum Ride series!! Just listen to this synopsis!  "Six unforgettable kids — with no families, no homes — are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind — or destroy it."That's the series we're going to start with and I'm pretty confident that I'll be #WINNING after that story!! 9 books in that one series! That could keep us busy the entire summer!! So, what about you?? What's on your audio books for kids list??

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Jenny

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