The summer reading program a few years ago required trying to get bingo on a card full of different book genres. I wanted a history book and saw this book as I was scanning the shelves. I picked it up because it had been made into a movie and because it was about a pianist (I play the piano, so music books are always a plus).
Subtitle: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Published: 1999 in the U.S., 1946 in Poland
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 224 pages
Setting: Warsaw, 1939-1945 Continue reading
This is a book I’ve been hearing good things about for a while. I had wanted to listen to it as an audiobook, but it’s always checked out. So, when I saw it on the library shelf, I decided to pick it up and read it to the kids myself.
Genre: middle grade memoir in verse
Length: 320 pages of verse, 337 pages with pictures
Font: Garth Graphic
Setting: Columbus, Ohio, Greenville, South Carolina, and New York City, 1963-mid-1970s Continue reading
This is the third and final installment of John Lewis’s story about the Civil Rights movement.
Genre: memoir graphic novel
Artist: Nate Powell
Length: 256 pages
Setting: Washington, D. C. on January 20, 2009, and various southern locations in the mid-1960s Continue reading
I happened to see this book at the library and picked it up. It’s subtitle is “A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel”, which sounded like something different from what we’ve seen in a graphic novel. So, I brought it home from the library.
Artist: Mark Siegel
Genre: memoir graphic novel for children
Length: 64 pages
Setting: mostly New York City, late 1970s to the 1980s Continue reading
This is the second book in the Crosswicks Journals. I really loved the first book, and I’m trying not to wait years to finish up series.
Length: 245 pages
Setting: early 1970s, mostly Crosswicks, CT Continue reading
This graphic novel continues the story started in March: Book One. Mr. Curiosity and I want to see how the story plays out (they still haven’t gotten to the bridge that showed up early in the story) and so we were going to get the next book.
Genre: graphic novel memoir
Length: 179 pages
Setting: Washington, D. C. in 2009 and various southern locations in the early 1960s Continue reading
I was in the mood for some nonfiction, but didn’t have my TBR list with me at the library. So, I was reduced to browsing the library’s shelves (which can be especially difficult for nonfiction). Luckily, I saw this book and remembered hearing good things about it.
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 283 pages of text, 300 pages total
Setting: the English countryside, present day Continue reading