February 12, 2014 by Reader's Connection
Each year, there are many books that are published which don’t get the press or the publicity that they deserve. Books that inspire, motivate, and promote positive lifestyles.
Fortunately, there is an organization which has chosen to highlight these worthy titles and to honor their authors. The Books for a Better Life award is presented annually by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Arranged in ten categories of five books each, the list of nominated titles can be accessed by clicking on the award’s link above. The list is quite comprehensive, and all of the books are available at the library. Here are three books that I have chosen as examples:
The Shape of the Eye by George Estreich
Describes a family’s joys and trials of having a baby with Down Syndrome, emphasizing that she is a child and not just a syndrome.
The Reason I Jump by Noaki Higashida
Features a rare look into “the inner voice of a thirteen-year old boy with Autism”.
Following a career-ending injury, former NBA star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway returns to his hometown of Memphis to help an old friend lead an inner-city middle school team to the Tennessee state championship.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony on March 10th in New York.