Books Worth Reading / This book started my love for Judy Blume. I gave it to my niece on her 10th or 11th birthday- she graduates from high school this year- and it remains one of her favorites as well.
Happy Birthday to E.B. White, the writer of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little! Remember the first time you read these classics? Revisit some of your favorite children's books in NYPL’s latest exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. #KidsLit
Wow! A fascinating read! Before Henrietta dies in 1951, the doctors take some of her cells to use for research. This is the story of Henrietta, her cells (HeLa) which end up being used to research all kinds of diseases & even go to the moon, and the author's search for this story. Sad to read in parts. Couldn't put it down.
After losing her self-indulging parents in an earthquake, a bitter young girl named Mary Lennox is sent to live in England with her reclusive uncle. Eventually she discovers her bedridden cousin and a 'secret garden' that once belonged to her deceased aunt. With the help of her cousin, the kindly Dickon, and a little 'magic', can Mary find a way to bring love back to her family?