‘HORSE DIARIES: TENNESSEE ROSE’
BY JANE KENDALL
Horse lovers are in for a treat! It’s Alabama, 1856. Tennessee Rose is a dark bay Tennessee Walking Horse with a rose-shaped marking on her forehead.
She loves dashing around the plantation in the running walk that her breed is famous for, then coming back to her comfortable stall and her friend Levi, the slave boy who is her groom.
But as the Civil War approaches, Rosie begins to question plantation life. Is slavery fair? Could Levi be free?
Like “Black Beauty,” this moving novel is told in first person from the horse’s point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Tennessee Walking Horses and the Civil War.
‘GROWING UP MUSLIM’
BY SUMBUL ALI-KARAMALI
Growing up Muslim in Southern California, Sumbul Ali-Karamali found herself answering questions from friends and schoolmates about her life: What do Muslims eat? Why do they dress the way they do? Why do they pray five times a day? What do their holy days celebrate? Who is Muhammad? What do Muslims believe about him? What are the tenets of Islam?
This book is an introduction to one of the world’s major religions. It explores the fundamentals of Islam, Muhammad and his mission, and the Muslim perspective, as well as the development and spread of Islam and current demographics.
This work will provide young readers with essential information about Islam in the everyday context of Muslim life in America, encouraging tolerance and acceptance.
At a time when the Islamic faith is widespread and often misunderstood, this book can be used to open the dialogue and create understanding and tolerance.
Ages 10 and up.
‘CAPITAL MYSTERIES: TURKEY TROUBLE ON THE NATIONAL MALL’
BY RON ROY
Every year, the president pardons one turkey for Thanksgiving. One.
But KC and her best friend, Marshall, think one isn’t enough! This year, they want to gather lots of turkeys to be spared.
The night before the holiday, the turkeys are in a big flock on the National Mall waiting to be set free. The next morning they’re gone!
Who would steal 117 Thanksgiving turkeys? KC and Marshall have to ruffle some feathers to find out.
‘HEART OF STONE’
BY M. L. WELSH
After a wonderful summer of sailing, Verity Gallant just wants life to stay the same forever. But as she should know by now, not everything in life turns out as we would like.
The land is shifting beneath the ancient harbor town of Wellow, causing mysterious caves to appear in cliff faces, terrifying rock falls and dangerous landslides. And the earth isn’t the only thing crumbling…Verity is thrilled that Jeb has returned, but their feelings for each other threaten her friendship with Henry and Martha.
Verity and her friends are embroiled in a tale of evil, intrigue and lost love, as a powerful force works its way toward Wellow, determined to put an end to all happiness. The Heart of Stone is the key, and the race is on to find it.
‘THE SCORPIONS OF ZAHIR’
BY CHRISTINE BRODIEN-JONES
Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she’s always loved to look over his maps of faraway exotic places.
One day she’ll be trekking through the deserts of Africa and China, discovering hidden treasures from lost tribes. But Zagora would never have guessed that her chance to prove herself would come so soon.
Like most adventures, it starts with a mysterious letter. The question is, how will this adventure end?
This spunky, charming female character who’s interested in the male-dominated world of archaeology and world exploration shows girls they can do anything they’d like to do. A humorous and quirky mystery/adventure, this fast-paced story introduces young readers to foreign cultures and exotic locales.
Ages 10 and up.
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Don’t miss out on Williams, Ariz.
You know how some days you’re really at your best and then you hit one where your efforts just don’t measure up. I had one of those. Jack and I were on a nine-day driving tour of Arizona, getting close to the end of the trip.
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
ACM@UCO signs exchange program agreement with ACM
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) recently signed an exchange program agreement with the original ACM in Guildford, England. The agreement will allow Central ACM students with global opportunities to study with contemporary music experts at the ACM in Guildford.
5-14 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The FitzOsbornes at War” and/or “Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet” and/or “Spirit’s Chosen.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 20. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Locals join Dallas film shoot
University of Central Oklahoma graduate Page Tudyk recently landed the lead supporting actress role in the film “I,” due to start filming this summer in Edmond and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mumford & Sons event needs volunteer force
The Pollard Theatre Company is sponsoring the volunteer pool for the Mumford & Sons Guthrie Stopover. Organizers are seeking 250 volunteers to work three, five-hour shifts between Thursday-Sunday the weekend of the festival Sept. 5-8.
Artist INC program to present workshop
The Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In their ”What Works/What Doesn’t?” workshop they’ll share those behaviors and leave artists ready to apply them to their own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of portfolio, careers, goal setting and planning, communications strategy and financial planning.
5-7 Good Reads
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Oklahoma Choral Artists presents ‘Trial by Jury’
At 7 p.m. May 15 in the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Oklahoma Choral Artists will present a program of operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan featuring a staged performance with professional instrumental ensemble of “Trial by Jury.” The performance is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Choral Artists and the Emerson Community Action Board, a group of concerned citizens providing support for the Oklahoma City Public School’s Emerson Mid-High Alternative School, a school for young persons who are working to keep their lives together and earn a high school diploma. All proceeds from the evening will go to the support of projects at Emerson.
Fine Arts Institute schedules 5 X 5 Art Show and Sale
The Fine Arts Institute will present its first “5 X 5 Art Show and Sale” on Sunday. This exhibit includes 55 artists from Oklahoma. The show and sale begins at 5:55 p.m. May 5 with a $5 admission at the door of the Fine Arts Institute, 27 E. Edwards. All art work is priced at $55 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The exhibit will hang in the FAI gallery May 5-15. Some of the artists included are Jennifer Hustis, Thomas Stotts, Bert Seabourn, Kyle Golding, Jackson Compton, Doris Nelson, Clint Stone, Arni Anderson, Michelle Wiser, Gary Lennon, Linda Kukuk and many more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All purchased art is to be picked up May 15. Proceeds from 5 X 5 will go toward operational costs at the Fine Arts Institute to help keep tuition and fees affordable for students of all ages.
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