#BookFaceFriday “A Sister’s Memories”
#BookFaceFriday just loves a book with ties to the Good Life.
If you’re in the mood for a fascinating non-fiction read check out the Nebraska Book Award-winning historical biography edited by John Sorensen (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
“Grace Abbott emerged as one of the leading reformers of her generation. Studious, committed, and experienced, she worked with recent immigrants through Hull House in Chicago, headed the Children’s Bureau, and assisted in the crafting of New Deal legislation. This lightly edited volume, compiled from the notes and partially written chapters of her sister Edith, provides some insights about the motivation and dedication with which she undertook this work. Edith Abbott was an accomplished social welfare worker in her own right, and intended to publish a book to ensure that her sister’s contributions would be remembered. She included personal anecdotes about their childhood in Nebraska, their years spent in Chicago, and correspondence from Grace’s long service with the Children’s Bureau. . . . Recommended.”
This week’s #BookFace
model is NLC’s Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services, Sally Snyder!
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& reading? We suggest checking out all the titles available for book clubs at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ref/bookclub
. Check out our past #BookFaceFriday
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