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Blog, News and Happenings

You may have noticed that the Kid Zone at the Hoover Public Library has a lot of books.  A LOT.  I've been here almost 15 years, and even I don't know every single title we have.  Proof?  The other day, while helping a teacher find books for her students, I stumbled upon an amazing nonfiction series that I had never seen before.  It's so stellar I decided to blog about it.  And here we are.  Each title in The Way It Was series starts with "Your Life as a" and focuses on the adventure and hardships of specific moments from history.  The premise is that the reader has been assigned a part in the school play.  The reader (that's YOU!) assumes the role and learns along the way.  There are seven books in the series.

  1. Your Life as a Cabin Attendant on the Titanic
  2. Your Life as a Cabin Boy on a Pirate Ship
  3. Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt
  4. Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
  5. Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  6. Your Life as a Settler in Colonial America
  7. Your Life as an Explorer on a Viking Ship

Hello!  Hola!  Cíao!  Shalom!  Namaste!  

Just practicing for tomorrow.  November 21 is World Hello Day.  The purpose?  To promote peace all over the world and bridge barriers between every nationality.  It's easy to participate.  Simply say hello to 10 different people.  And try to include strangers!  Be brave!  Reach out!  The Hoover Public Library can help you learn how other cultures say hello with Mango, our online language learning course.  Or you can check out one of these books.