Monday, November 19, 2007

Three Cool Things on the Shelves Right Now!

Grab Them Before They Go....

1. Pan's Labyrinth

This award winning movie is amazing--part fairy tale, part war film. A young girl navigates the intersection of reality and fantasy. Directed by Guillermo del Toro in Spanish with English subtitles, released in 2006. Find it in our What's Hot DVD section near the front door.

2. Top 10 Beijing

This cool, easy to use, pocket-friendly travel book is filled with interesting tips. Whether you are planning a vacation to China or simply want to fantasize--this is the book for you. Find out about the top ten places to snack and learn what the most common Beijing dishes are--they include 1,000-year-old eggs and hand pulled noodles. Find it in our New Nonfiction section.

3. Once Upon A QuinceaƱera: Coming of Age in the USA

This examination of the quinceaƱera--the traditional coming of age celebration for 15-year-old Latinas--is insightful and surprising. Author Julia Alvarez discusses the history of this custom, documents how it has been changing in recent years, reminisces about her own experiences, and interviews numerous girls. Accessible and invitingly written, this book is a great choice for anyone interested in learning more about this prevalent celebration. Available now in our New Nonfiction section.

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