Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

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A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice, by Alex Goodwin and Tess Gammell

guinea pig prideA Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice has more cuteness than one could possibly bear!

Just when you thought that every single possible variation of the Jane Austen classic had been produced, this retelling involves guinea pigs wearing dapper clothing and tiny hats. The Regency Period is painstakingly brought to life by freelance set designer Tess Gammell and photographer Belmondo. In this short adaptation, Goodwin manages to include all the main points of the timeless tale.

The following book trailer gives you a glimpse into the world they created. I dare you to not smile!

Check the PPLC Catalog for A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice.

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Aftermath, by Joel Meyerowitz

am joel mThere are hundreds of books about 9/11, but this one stands out. The author, Joel Meyerowitz, is an award-winning photographer that captured not only the immediate aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, but also the intensive rescue missions and cleanup efforts.

Interspersed between the pages and pages of breathtaking color photography are poignant essays by Meyerowitz that describe his ground-zero experience in his own words. At first he was denied access to the area, but he slowly gained the trust and admiration of those involved in the cleanup and was soon allowed to photograph the relief effort. Now the photography included in Aftermath is a permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York.

Thankfully, however, you don’t need to travel to New York to see this awe-inspiring collection when you check it out in book form.

Check the PPLC Catalog for Aftermath.

Our 9/11 memorial in 2015:

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