Monday, October 26, 2020
LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, sweetie fries, baked beans, peaches
I Will Always Write Back; how one letter changed two livesThe true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. This is a dual memoir of how two people become best friends and better people through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
A Summer Up North; Henry Aaron and the Legend of Eau Claire Baseball by Jerry Poling. This true story is Jerry Poling's very informative book about Aaron's first year in the minors in Eau Claire in 1952, which was a great baseball training ground for many Braves players. Henry Aaron was one of the most disciplined athletes, mentally and physically, that Jerry ever knew and Aaron was one of the greatest people he has ever had the good fortune to know. Henry Aaron bridged the cultural divide between growing up in the segregated South and playing in the North. The story that ends the book is simply stunning.
Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray. Graveyards can be scary and sinister places indeed, but to twelve-year-old Lincoln Crenshaw, they're practically home. His absentminded-professor mother, Lottie, is an expert in the history of burial customs. Which means that year after year, Linc's been dragged to more cemeteries than he can remember. But this year is going to be different. Linc is leaving his tiny private school and starting public school, and he's determined to be just a normal kid with a normal social life. And everything goes according to plan until his first research assignment: a mandatory class trip to the local cemetery to study graves. Then everything changes and he begins to unravel secrets about his own family. Big secrets. Life-changing secrets.
Haunted Wisconsin; Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Badger State by Linda S. Godfrey. In Linda's introduction, she shares some of her experiences as she is researching to write this book. "Some folks claim to know that a ghost is nearby when certain odors suddenly fill a room. Tobacco, lilacs, and roses are commonly noticed aromas. I once stayed in a bed-and-breakfast in Superior and experienced a sharp and prolonged scent of roses right after I had snacked on some smelly pork rinds. I found out later the Victorian house was believed haunted by a former persnickety servant, and I was staying in her room!" Other stories include the ghost of gangster John Dillinger, Kenosha's headless nun, The man bat of LaCrosse, plus many more stories to read if you dare.
Enjoy Reading Every Day!