On December 1, 1955, a shy, unassuming woman became internationally prominent.Rosa Parks never intended to have one seemingly simple decision transform her life and history. But because she couldn’t think of any reason to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was catapulted to the forefront of the nascent civil rights movement, and America was changed forever. Petworth Library currently has a display of books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, including:
There are some librarian stereotypes that just don't describe me.I'm not 200 years old.I don't "shhhhh" every child that makes a sound.I have perfect vision without coke-bottle glasses.I'm definitely not neat and tidy.There are some librarian stereotypes that DO describe me:I'm obsessed with cats.I often wear a bun in my hair.Cardigans are a fashion must!... and most of all, I love books.2012 might have been my busiest year of reading... EVER. I was so excited about so many of the books I've read over the past year, I decided to bring them all together in one place and recreate my 'bookshelf' for everyone to check out.
Twelve-year-old Benny feels at times sympathetic, confused, exasperated and embarrassed when his father's explosive hoarding problem strains his parents' marriage and threatens to consume his father's grasp on reality.