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The Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) shall exist to develop programs of particular interest to retired persons from all types of libraries and all forms of library services, including formal opportunities for continued involvement and learning; a variety of leadership training and opportunities for mentoring; lifelong professional involvement and networking; and active engagement in the American Library Association and the profession of librarianship.

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RMRT Book Recommendations: ALA Annual Chicago 2023

  • 1.  RMRT Book Recommendations: ALA Annual Chicago 2023

    Posted Jul 11, 2023 04:03 PM

    RMRT Book Recommendations

    ALA Annual Chicago 2023

    Please let me know of any additions or corrections, and I will update this list.  Thaks to all who participated in Chicago.  It was nice to see and talk to you in person!

    PROMPT: Read a book that takes place in your home state

    All-of-a-Kind Family books by Sydney Taylor

    Books by Beverly Cleary

    Books by John Steinbeck

    Books Sara Paretsky

    Donut Disturb: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander 

    Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky by Kathi Appelt and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer

    Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

    Last Dance on the Starlight Pier by Sarah Bird

    Light Shines in the Darkness, The: Choosing Hope After a Mass Shooting by Melinda Rainey Thompson (editor)

    No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Other Wes Moore, The: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

    Personal Librarian, The by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

    Radium Girl, The: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

    Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

    Street, The by Ann Petry

    Woman They Could Not Silence, The: The Shocking Story of a Woman Who Dared to Fight Back by Kate Moore



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    Ann Marie Pipkin
    apipkin1@bellsouth.net
    RMRT Board Member
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