#MMRTravelingBooks Project

#MMRTravelingBooks Project

My 9 year old son is conducting a little experiment. He wants to see where and how far a few books he has placed around coffee shops in our community will travel. We are hoping people will find them, read them and pass them along.  We are hoping to track this with #MMRTravelingBooks.

In the Spirit of READ & PASS IT ON!

The books we chose for this project are:

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past—and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse…

As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life—answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Sepetys

betweenshadesofgrayA New York Times notable book
An International Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee

Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life–until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father’s prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?

A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

undertheeggWhen Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen.

With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo’s search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she’ll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.

Star Wars: A Galaxy at War by: Simon Beecroft

STARWARSLearn all about the most exciting duels and thrilling battles in the galaxy. Discover everything there is to know about the dangers of the Dark Side.

Every single one of these books can be enjoyed by adults or young adults alike.  We have placed a few children’s books on the trail as well. He hopes to spread his love of reading in the community.

He is excited about this and has made me excited about it as well.  As a mother and a librarian this makes me very happy that he wants to share books with everyone.

If you would like to keep track of these traveling books follow us:

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