The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

November 6, 2012

11-7 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘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.

Ages 8-12.

‘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.

Ages 6-9.

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