Friday, June 14, 2013

Nonfiction Friday: Father's Day

Dads are so hard to buy things for, right? This year, Father's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 16th. If you're still scrambling for a last-minute present, consider this: Knowledge is a gift, and books hold knowledge, so with any luck, dad might be happy with a considerate reading recommendation. We can help you out there!

Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest by Jamling Tenzing Norgay.
Call number: 796.522092 NORGAY J

The son of the first Sherpa to climb Mt. Everest recalls his father's amazing journey to the top of the world.

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan.
Call number: 817.6 GAFFIGAN

Comedian and hot-pocket hater Gaffigan hilariously describes the ups and downs of raising five kids.

After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story by Michael Hainey.
Call number: 921 HAINEY M

Years after his journalist father dies tragically on the streets of Chicago, Hainey seeks to uncover the truth surrounding the untimely, mysterious death.

My Father at 100 by Ron Reagan.
Call number: 921 REAGAN R

Nancy and Ronald's son recalls all the qualities that made his father not only a great leader, but a loving caregiver and family man.

And here are a couple bonus books for the kids (or dads who are young at heart) which remind us that comic books are often considered nonfiction graphic art—though at our library, we give them their own sections!

Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown.

In a galaxy far, far away, Darth Vader takes an active role in raising his son, Luke Skywalker.

Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown.

Playfully re-imagined Vader can't help but spoil his sweet little Princess Leia.

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