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Teresa Shockley, 16 years old of Kansas City, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Reading for Recovery. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts equivalent to the Boy Scout's Eagle Scout. Only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts get their Gold Award. This Girl Scout Gold Award Project encourages the use of reading to help those dealing with difficulties in their lives.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
publication date: 2015
Carry On was another entrant in the “Chosen One” category, a la Harry Potter, Frodo, and countless other (usually YA) novels wherein a main character is given a Herculean task and, after many trials and tribulations, completes it. However, our hero in this story -- Simon Snow -- wasn’t necessarily the wizard any of us would have chosen for the job. He’s a self-proclaimed “thug” who thought more about food than magic.
Through the months of October and November, the Kansas City Public Library in partnership with Mid-continent Public Library is leading the Great City / Great Read initiative. In the first incarnation of this program, we are encouraging everyone in the region to revisit Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Imagine this: You hear about a book that sounds really interesting. Your friends have raved about it. You haven’t been this excited to get your hands on something to read in a long time. You go to the library to check it out. No can do. Somebody has taken all copies of those books off the shelves. Nobody will be able to borrow them for a long time. You are out of luck.