The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit DB78457
The use of “we” instead of a specific character is a different approach to this book. There are no specific characters although, several of the first names are used more than once. Interesting book and interesting time when their husbands were developing and sometimes testing the atomic bomb, but the wives knew nothing of what they were doing and were constantly speculating about what was so “top secret”. The families could not leave the state of New Mexico and could not see their loved ones during this time. They could only write letters.
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson DB108304
This is the sequel or it can be read as a stand-alone to the book, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (BR24038, DB95243).
Honey Lovett, 16, finds herself alone when her parents are arrested. Her guardian, Retta Adams is in her nineties, and saves her from going to reform school since she has no parents. Retta soon dies and Honey gets a lawyer to declare herself an emancipated minor. She takes a job as an outreach librarian delivering books to the hill people of Kentucky. A job her mother did back in 1930’s. If you like books and historical fiction this is a great companion book to her mother’s story.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl BR11466 DB33498
This is the delightful story of a poor boy, Charlie Bucket, who lives with his parents and grandparents in ramshackle house with very little food. Charlie receives a golden ticket which entitles him to tour the candy factory of Willie Wonka, whom his grandfather told him much about. He also will receive a lifetime supply of items made at the factory. During the tour Willie shows them various rooms with different kinds of candy, gum, chocolate and nuts. Charlie also gets to ride in a glass elevator. Share in Charlie’s adventures. This is wonderful book to read with children.
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