Books that CLEARLY deserve the Choose Your Own Adventure treatment.
Newton Le Willows library is fizzing with great books
From Cincinnati Facts and Figures, published in 1921:
"One street railway system covers the entire city. A 5c fare is charged with transfer from any line to any other line in the same general direction. The daily mileage is upward of 65,000 miles on about 227 miles of track. Two thousand and five hundred employees keep the system in condition to give service to about 157,000,000 passengers yearly."
August 18, 1771. Phillis Wheatley, a famous poet, becomes a full member of Old South Meeting House, the church and public meeting space where she attended since being brought to Boston as an enslaved child more than ten years earlier. Old South Meeting House is where she first heard the Reverend George Whitefield preach, and her poem about him was the first poem to earn her widespread recognition. In 1773, she became the first African to publish a poetry book in the English language, and the third woman in America to do so.
Today, Old South Meeting House is a history museum, and we celebrate Phillis Wheatley day on August 18.