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Reader’s Lounge – March 2020

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
by Greta Thunberg
Greta is one gutsy little girl from Sweden. What started as a rally at her school has become a global challenge for climate change and a true voice for our environment. This small book is a collection of her speeches to a new audience that is more than willing to listen to this small but very strong young woman.

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Who hasn’t read Little Women as a young person? Now a new movie has generated interest again in this ageless classic of four sisters growing up in a transitional world after the Civil War in America. With a new paperback edition just published, you can go back to revisit or newly discover the tomboy Jo, the delicate Beth, pretty Meg and artistic Amy. This story will never get old.

Purgatory Bay
by Bryan Gruley
Mystery lovers who remember Starvation Lake written by this author will welcome his new title. Revenge can be dangerous and a puzzle as Bleak Harbor Police Chief Katya Malone finds out when two people are kidnapped by a victim out for retribution. Bryan will be visiting Kalamazoo in April.

Fire Bird, The Kirtland’s Warbler Story
by Amy S. Hansen,
Illustrated by Janet W. Oliver
A small area in Michigan is one of only three winter homes for this scarce bird. Tiny, but sturdy enough to migrate to the Bahamas, this bird was almost extinct in 1961. This is written for children in a read-aloud text sure to be fun and educational.

The Karma of Cats: Spiritual Wisdom from Our Feline Friends
by Various Authors
This has become Radio’s favorite read this month. Cat owners relate their stories of how cats have shown them the wisdom of being human. By watching our furry friends, they remind us of how to be better people. They discuss radical respect, unconditional love and the spiritual nature of being who we are.

Are Your Stars Like My Stars?
by Leslie Helakoski,
Illustrated by Heidi Woodward Sheffield This is a brand-new title from the local author of Woolbur. This children’s title, illustrated by another Michigan artist, explores the world around us through color. Do we all see alike? Is your brown my brown? Beautiful prose and lovely illustrations make this a joy to read aloud.

Suggestions brought to you by Gloria Tiller, owner of Kazoo Books. Kazoo Books features used and new titles. The staff is experienced & can help you with suggestions. Come visit them at 2413 Parkview. There is plenty of parking in the back.

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