The following books are available at the Portales Public Library:
Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
By Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, providing a lyrical and poetic voice to the fascinating and inspiring story of Harriet Tubman and how she became known as “the Moses of her people.” Born into slavery around 1820, she suffered great abuse at the hands of her “masters” before escaping from the South, trekking up North where she could live the rest of her life as a free woman. She returned to the South as many as 19 times leading as many as 300 slaves to freedom in the North. This book has won a Caldecott Medal for its gorgeous illustrations and has won a Coretta Scott King Award for its powerful message.
Summer of My German Soldier
By Bette Greene
To celebrate this book being 30 years in print, a new hardback edition has been released of this classic young adult novel. This book tells an insightful and courageous story of an unlikely friendship between a Jewish girl and a German soldier, during World War II. It is the summer Patty Bergen turns 12 when she meets young Anton, a German soldier being held prisoner just outside her town of Jenkinsville, Ark.
Warriors For the West
By William Perry Pendley
The author is president and chief legal officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation and is a skilled legal advocate with a landmark Supreme Court ruling to his credit. He is a master storyteller and rips the hide off the bureaucrats, liberal groups, and activist judges who pervert the law and destroy individual rights. Pendley has written a timely and helpful resource that provides accessibility and understanding to the various federal issues at stake today. He writes with a definite passion, intent on stirring up conservative outrage and indignation, putting human faces on Westerners’ historic and often precedent-setting fights against environmental laws, ethically challenged lawyers, federal attacks on logging and mining, seizure of “private property” for “public use” without “just compensation” and much, much more. .