Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day, and the Kent District Library has books and movies to help make her day special.
Books for Moms:
A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter
President Carter’s admiring homage to Miss Lillian reveals her redoubtable, generous, and forward-looking nature and ascribes to her the inspiration for his own life’s work of commitment and faith.
Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History by Janine Turner
Life lessons from single mothers throughout history form the inspiration for single mothers today.
Mama Rock’s Rules: Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children by Rose Rock and Valerie Graham
“To be a parent is and should be a calling. There is absolutely nothing as great, challenging, or rewarding as raising a child.” So says Uber-mom Rose Rock, who has raised 10 children in addition to caring for 17 foster children in her 40-plus years as a mother.
Mother Nurture: Life Lessons from the Mothers of America’s Best and Brightest by Stephanie Hirsch
The mothers of America’s brightest stars — from Uma Thurman to Dr. Mehmet Oz to Tim McGraw — share their wisdom and advice in this inspiring collection of essays and stories.
Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty by Joyce Tenneson
In ancient times, older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom. For this very special book, Joyce Tenneson traveled throughout America to photograph and interview women ages 65 to 100. What she found was a revelation — women who were vital, energetic, and deeply beautiful, inside and out.
Motherhood: Poems About Mothers by Carmela Ciuraru
Celebrating mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, grandmothers and grandchildren, Motherhood is a glorious, wonderfully intimate tribute to the first love in every reader’s life.
Movies for Moms:
“Cheaper by the Dozen” by Shawn Levy
In this remake of the 1950 film, the Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University. His writer wife, Mary, and the couple’s twelve children seem to adjust well, until work demands cause the parents to be home more sparingly, leaving the kids frustrated, bored and increasingly mischievous.
“Juno” by Jason Reitman
Facing an unplanned pregnancy, worldly teen Juno devises a plan to locate the proverbial perfect parents to adopt her baby. But the seemingly ideal couple Juno chooses appears to still have some growing up to do. Now, everyone in Juno’s world must do a little soul-searching.
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