It's pitch day for our winter 2024 Read With Us selection, The Poisonwood Bible by…
As you probably know, I’m a Library Director in Massachusetts. And, as such, I thought I’d do a little shameless plug for the Massachusetts Center for the Book reading challenge for 2024. It’s basically a 12 square Bingo card for the year and it encourages you choose one book each month that fits the category.
Here, take a look:
I think it’s kind of cool and I’m going to accept the challenge starting in January with . . . wait for it . . . The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Okay, not the whole series, but some of the series. You see, I just finished Killers of the Flower Moon and there was a reference in that book to the Ingalls family and their time in Kansas and their views towards Native Americans. Those views, as you can probably surmise, weren’t great and most likely racist. I adored these books as a child and I want to see how they hit now, as an adult with a much more enlightened view of the world. I’m starting with Little House on the Prairie (which is technically #3 in the series) and I’ll see how far I get.
If you’d like to join me, you can read more about the program here.