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NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013

We will miss your courageous voice but your words will always be there to inspire and comfort us.

Read Long Walk to Freedom, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela,  to better understand the man who left us his legacy of hope over despair, diplomacy over confrontation,  love and forgiveness over hatred.



This past month we also regretfully said goodbye to two authors, Doris Lessing and Barbara Park, both prolific and influential in her genre. Doris Lessing was most acclaimed for The Golden Notebook, a vast novel addressing Stalinism, feminism, and nuclear proliferation among other topics; she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 at the age of 87. Barbara Park helped to revolutionize children's literature with her wit and humor, creating the beloved and irreverent Junie B. Jones among other memorable young characters in her numerous books. 


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