The Oscar awards are coming up. The red carpet and movies are on a lot of our minds. I started thinking about the St. Louis County Library's book discussion kit titles that have an Oscar nomination. Listed are those nominated for Best Picture:
1937: "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck.
1939: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
1947: "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
1962: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
2003: "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand.
2009:"Precious" based on "Push" by Sapphire.
2010: "Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell.
So many books and so many movies. Hey, why not do both? Watch the movie then discuss the book. You don't need a red carpet just a book kit and a DVD from the library. Remember you have to call to book a kit: 314-994-3300.
--Peggy D., Headquarters