Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Need some new easy readers?

  A few months ago NBHE received an e-mail from a sweet lady telling us about a series of new books she had published for children.  She offered to send us a few copies to review.  As soon as we opened the package, we fell in love with the fun illustrations!  The stories are very sweet and easy for children to read.
   Mrs. Marion McKenney is the author of a number of books.  She has been writing since 2005.  She writes adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children’s books.Marion earned her BS in Elementary Education from Bradley University, Peoria, IL. She lives in Huntersville with husband, Joe.  They have three children and two grandsons.She attributes her ability to write to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Some of our favorite titles include: "Cinnamon is Jealous", "The First Day of Kindergarten," and "The Twins: Hailey and Bailey." 
    To find out more visit her website at: http://www.freewebs.com/mwmcken59/
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Books to Movies

"Two-slice Hilly."

Those three words had us rolling on the buttered covered floor of the movie theater.  The Help, the recently released #1 box-office movie, originally a book written by Kathryn Stockett, centers around the plight of two African-American women and an aspiring young writer in Mississippi.  This book appeals to those interested in the gritty reality of African-Americans in the south, prior to the Civil Rights movement.  The book establishes an emotional connection to the characters and evokes disdain towards the antagonists.  Conversely, the movie does not provide the viewer the emotional backdrop of the characters in the story.  This story is about the ability to create change in the context of challenging racial boundaries.  We recommend reading the book before seeing the movie.

Happy reading!

Ellisse, Mijolae, and Carmela Wright 

Rating: Teen/Adult

We love to read!  Our team is reading...

The Bible, New Living Translation

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

The Black Pearl, Scott O'Dell

Our Kind of People, Lawrence Otis Graham

I Had A Favorite Dress,  Boni Ashburn

Superhero ABC, Bob McLeod

Family Driven Faith, Voddie Baucham

The Middle Passage, Tom Feelings