Dr. Robert Scott will read and talk about his new book for children, Horatio's Hometown Hero. The book was written in conjunction with Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone as part of our Inspire Future New Hampshire Heroes program. The book tells a simple story ....that to be a Hero ....you do not have to be rich, powerful or beautiful....all you need is a giving Heart....that cares and shares with others. The motto of the book is also simple....YES, WE ALL CAN BECOME A HERO
We will be discussing the book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA
Join us to discuss Jack London's The Call of the Wild.
The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild. (wikipedia)