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Children’s literature throughout the ages and across cultures has depicted complex relationships between humans and animals. Dogs are typically portrayed as helpful and protective whereas wolves are shown as dangerous, even deadly. Lassie and Old Yeller gave their lives for their human friends. The wolves in Little Red Riding Hood and White Fang, on the other hand, viewed humans as food.
America America by Ethan Canin
Cheeses of Wisconsin: a Culinary Travel Guide by Jeanette Hurt
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
Freewheelin’ Time: a Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties by Suze Rotolo
My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekov to Munro
O, the Oprah Magazine Cookbook: 175 Delicious Recipes to Savor with
Friends & Family
Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Uniquely Felt: Dozens of Techniques from Fulling and Shaping to Nuno and Cobweb by Christine White
We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball Stars of the 1950s and 1960s Talk
About the Game They Loved by Fay Vincent
Audiobooks on CD
Death and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin
Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell
One Minute to Midnight by Michael Dobbs
Other by David Guterson
Rogue by Danielle Steel
Music on CD
Bring Back the Funk/Brian Culbertson
Grammy Nominees 2008
South Pacific: the New Broadway Cast Recording
Violin Concertos/Schoenberg, Sibelius/performed by Hilary Hahn
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends/Coldplay
Walk Slim. Fast & Firm: 4 Really Big Miles
Sunflowers were grown by Central American cultures in Mexico and Native Americans around the Mississippi valley. Spanish explorers took the exotic plant back to Europe sometime around 1500, where it became popular as an ornamental plant. Developing sunflowers as a commercial crop for oil and seeds began in Russia in the 1800s. By the 1900s, sunflowers had come back home to the United States and they were a lot bigger than they were when they left!
Native sunflowers have many small flowers and are considered a weed in some states. What most people think of as a sunflower today is mostly the result of breeding for seeds and oil. The cheerful face of a blooming sunflower has an undeniable appeal, as you can see on calendars, coffee mugs and in summer gardens everywhere. If you’d like to learn more, a great book on the history of sunflowers is Sunflowers: the unauthorized biography of the world’s most beloved weed by Joe Pappalardo.
Mary Murphy, Director
Wauwatosa Public Library