A list of books for younger readers focusing on identity, belonging, conflict, migrant and refugee experiences.
Celebrating the diverse world we live in.
This continues Falmer Library's book group selected here are 4 films based on classic books that share the theme of friendship for February 2019. To vote please see @FalmerLib on Facebook and make your choice in a poll or see the poster and the voting box in the library! Which will you vote for? Watership Down - is a survival and adventure featuring a small group of rabbits. The novel follows the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. Of Mice and Men - Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. The Jungle Book - Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The Secret Garden - 'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.' An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried - and a boy who talks to animals. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of children's classics.
#FalmerLibYearOfBooks is the online book club for Falmer Library - join us each month to chat about the best and worst of each book. This is the first book chosen by Falmer Lib staff - in future you can choose from 4 themed books and we'll discus them on @FalmerLib Facebook. Look out for posters in the library or follow us on FB to vote for your choice!