Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
A new year has begun. People await with great expectation the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. There are a couple of very informative and inspiring books for children about our president-elect. One, Barack Obama, Son Of Promise, Child Of Hope by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Bryan Collier presents Barack Obama’s story in rich, pictorial style around the concept of Hope stopping by for a young boy, David, and his mother. The narrative of Mr. Obama’s life in this book is a combination of free verse and prose. At the bottom of several pages in colored rectangular like boxes is a running commentary by David and his mother of the story and issues in their life. The back pages of the book include notes by the author and the illustrator as well as a chronology of important events in the president-elects’ life up to now. In addition there is an Obama family tree delineating the extensive number of paternal relatives as well as the modest number of maternal relatives.
Barack Obama, Son of Promise, Child of Hope is a great visual and narrative introduction of Barack Obama to very young children. For older children a very effective introduction to him is Barack Obama: United States President by Roberta Edwards with illustrations by Ken Call and photographs. By means of photographs and illustrations, Mr. Obama is shown at different times in his life. Also the use of simple maps is effective in showing the reader where his mother and father were born and where he lived overseas. The text is very helpful, to not just children but also to adults with no time to read, in learning about Barack Obama’s life.
Here at Logos Bookstore in addition to the two books mentioned above there are the books by Barack Obama, himself, Dreams From My Father, The Audacity Of Hope and Change We Can Believe In as well as Team Of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, a book he has referred to publicly quite often. Logos also stocks several biographies of President Abraham Lincoln including the newest: Lincoln President-Elect by Harold Holzer. Also there are books by and about Martin Luther King in time for his birthday in mid-January.
January is also a good time to drop by Logos Bookstore. for Holiday card and select Holiday gift items discounted sales. Later in the month there will be an extensive discounted book sale. January is a good time to shop early for Valentine’s Day. Logos will have an extensive collection of Valentine’s Day cards. As to what is happening at the store do take a look at our upcoming events below. Happy New Year!#
Upcoming Events At Logos
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Marley & Me by John Grogan.
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7 P.M., the Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will continue its discussion of the Gospel of Matthew.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, KYTV Reading Group will discuss Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac.
Children’s Story Time led by Lily occurs every Monday at 11 A.M.
Transit: 4,5,6, Subways to Lexington Ave. & 86th St., M86 Bus ( 86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.). M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.).