Book of the Month

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If you’re an avid reader looking for something fresh to enlighten your literacy, become a part of the conversation; see what we’re reading at our monthly SIPS.

book of the month -november, 2018

Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light

“Did you ever wonder who my mother used to be, before she belonged to me? I have the recollection of her struggling once or twice
to describe her younger self to me, and finding that girl unrecognizable. The phrase she used, that so much seemed to hang on, was  ‘I was searching’.  What were you searching for, I would ask, confused, eager to understand.”

book of the month -october, 2018

David Grann, Killers Of The Flower Moon

” It’s not the money that’s the root of all evil but the person that desires it no matter the circumstances”

book of the month -september, 2018

Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

“See, you don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.”

book of the month -august, 2018

Janel Pasley, TONI

“I grabbed my daddy’s hand and I looked him in the face and said very calmly, ‘Daddy, tonight she’s going to pay for what she’s done to me.’”

book of the month -july, 2018

Jesmyn Ward, Sing,Unburied, Sing

“Ain’t no good in using anger just to lash. You pray for it to blow up a storm that’s going to flush out the truth.”

book of the month -june, 2018

Delores Phillips, The Darkest Child

“I wanna leave here myself. But when I leave, whether it’s on a bus or train or in a pine box, somebody’s goin’ know I was here.”

book of the month -april, 2018

James Patterson, The Lake House

“There’s no such thing as justice in America. It’s all a fairy tale.”

book of the month -march, 2018

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life… you steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness… there is no act more wretched than stealing.”

book of the month -february, 2018

Ruthie Bolton, G A L a true life

“As a child I never had an adult to tell me they loved me. That is a hard thing to explain but I wanted somebody when I was a kid to touch me on the leg or the shoulder and say “Ruthie how you doing?”