Recommendations from our Rolling Cart Library

On the theme of Pilgrimages and Spiritual Journeys, we have several titles that might be of interest.

  • Buddha is as Buddha Does: Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living by Surat Das
  • Open Christianity: Home by Another Road by Jim Burklo
  • Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning by Scotty McLennan
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield

Stop by during coffee hour on Sundays to borrow any of these or others from our wonderful list of titles, or contact me anytime.

-Ginny
librarian@uufs.org 

“Dear Mrs. Trump” Book List

Published on The Horn Book on September 26, 2017 by Liz Phipps Soeiro

Mrs. Trump, you sent ten picture books, so I will recommend ten as well — but there are so many more! My wish is that these books will help you see:

  • the beautiful resilience of children who stand up to racism and oppression and for social justice and reform;
  • children who are trying to connect with parents who are incarcerated simply because of their immigration status;
  • children who integrate aspects of their own cultures and countries of origin into their new country;
  • children whose parents risked everything to enter the U.S. so they can have a chance at a future free from violence and/or poverty;
  • children who challenge society’s social constraints and are accepted and loved as who they say they are.

Click here to read her list with accompanying Horn Book reviews. Liz Phipps Soeiro is an elementary school librarian in the Cambridge, MA, Public Schools. She is an advocate for inclusive libraries and active in her community to create spaces that are welcoming to all students.

Social Action Book Group

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

This is a very short read and very timely. He talks about twenty actions or situations that occur in order for authoritarian regimes to take hold. As an example, he cautions against accepting a one party system. His suggestion is to support and defend a multiparty network. Diverse opinions are the lifeblood of a democracy.

We will discuss this book on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Purchase through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page. Contact social.action.book.group@uufs.org with any questions.

Women’s Book Group

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

“From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town.”

The Women’s Book Group will meet on Thursday, October 26th at Rosalee Clarke’s. Purchase this book through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page. Contact womens.book.group@uufs.org with questions.

From UUA Common Read

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want  by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

“An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, What do we do now? The answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy. Legendary activist Frances Moore Lappé, and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen teamed up to tell the under-reported story of a ‘movement of movements’ arising to tackle the roots of the crisis. To save the democracy we thought we had, argue the authors, we must take our civic life to a place it’s never been.”

Click here to order from inSpirit, the UUA Book and Gift Shop.

Frances Moore Lappé, author of the multimillion-selling Diet for a Small Planet  and seventeen other books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel.” Adam Eichen is a Democracy Fellow at the Small Planet Institute, cofounded by Lappé, and a board member of Democracy Matters, and he served as deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. 

 

Note: Buying through the UUA Bookstore provides money to UUA, a worthy cause. If you buy starting from this Amazon link, your purchases directly benefit UUFS.

 

 

 

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