Saturday, April 28, 2012

Run for The Roses

I was choosing the theme for our May book display for our library and I didn't want to go traditional (aka mother's day theme) so I looked and found exactly what I was looking for in Anna Napravnik. She is the first female jockey to finish in the top 10 in the Kentucky Derby and if she gets the honor and pleasure of riding in the Derby again this year. I will be rooting her on hoping she finishes in the top 5. 

Women, the Derby and dreams are the perfect setting for May's display. It's about dreams, inspiration and success.  May is also the time when our library celebrates the Good Life. The Good Life Award is a contest for teens who live or attend school in Montgomery County Ohio. They write an essay and share their ideas about living a life that is fun, purposeful and happy. Talk about dreams and success, the Good Life is all about living life to the fullest. So if you'd like to read more about the Kentucky Derby or find a book on dreaming, success or inspiration you can check out these books and more at our library.  

 The Kentucky Derby: how the run for the roses became America's premier sporting event by James Nicholson. The book illuminates the 130 year history of our love affair with the Kentucky Derby and highlights the true stars of the race, the horse and the jockeys.
Kentucky Derby dreams: the making of thoroughbred champions by Susan Nusser is a book that focuses on the work involved in taking a foal and making it into a champion.

Courage: Eight Portraits by Gordon Brown gives us a portrait of eight men and women, shows us their courage and leads us to inspiration.  

Lift by Kelly Corrigan is written as a letter to Kelly's children. It's rich detail and her tender style show her story of risk and love and ultimately how to live life fully.

Sea of Lost Dreams by Ferenc Mate' is an enthralling historical adventure. The story oa man against the fury of the elements; of dreams colliding with reality; of an anguished ancient culture combating tyranny.

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