Moms Must Read:
The Grammys, Black History, the Oscars, Oh My!
Books for Every Special Occasion This Month
February is such a busy month; there are so many events to celebrate! Everyone knows February is Black History Month, but Presidents Day is this month, Fat Tuesday followed by Ash Wednesday, there’s the Superbowl, The Grammys, The Oscars, and Valentine’s Day! There is so much to do and I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that the way I like to celebrate is with a book.
Who knew that in the middle of winter there would be multiple special occasions to celebrate? So many exciting events in February and every good celebration begins with a book; at least in my world! If you can’t make every party or event this month, no need to feel left out. Read a book related to the celebration you and you’ll still get in on the fun. Following are books for Black History Month, The Grammys, and The Oscars.
1. Room by Emma Donoghue
This tiny but powerful book has been around a few years. It's the tale of 5 year old Jack and his life in Room. Room is the only place little Jack has never known. He was born in Room and has never left. He's never been outside. He and his mother have been held captive since before he was born. This amazing little story will make you angry, sad, and ecstatic. All the feels for this book. Why does it make this list? This little gem has received an Academy Award nomination. I'm not sure if the movie will win an Oscar, but if the movie is anywhere near half as compelling as the book, then many people will be going home with an Oscar. Including the totally adorbs little actor who plays Jack. I haven't seen the movie yet; I don't want to get kicked out of the movie theater for crying excessively. Or cheering too loudly. (Sadly, it's happened)