Great Moments in American Auto Racing tells the dramatic history of auto racing: the memorable moments, larger-than-life drivers and well-known races. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the location of many of these legendary moments, most of them taking place each may during the annual running of the Indy 500. If you are a loyal fan or just plain curious, this book will give you a pit row look at the personalities and events of American racing. Listed below are more eBooks & print books you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.
Snow White a Graphic Novel is the classic Snow White story set after World War I. During the war while many men were serving in the military, many women did things they had not done before, like working outside the home in factories and businesses. During this time more women went to college and they won the right to vote. It is a really interesting time to set a story like Snow White, a story about a girl who seems to rely entirely on other people to rescue her or take care of her.
In this telling, Snow is strong and resilient and brave. She relies on her friends. Seven friends. I bet if you try to guess who they are, you’ll be wrong! This time around, Snow is rescued, but she does her own rescuing too! A great ending to a book that changes up the Snow White story to highlight how you get by with a little help from your friends!
If you like comics and graphic novels, keep an eye out each year in May for Free Comic Book Day. On that day IndyPL and Downtown Comics give away comic books at all indyPL branch locations on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies run out.
Listed below are even more Favorite graphic novels & comics.
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Biographies are books written about a person’s life. Autobiographies are a special kind of biography, they are written by the person himself or herself. Nobody can tell the story better than the person who lived it!
Allen Say is an author of many books based on things that happened in his life. In Drawing From Memory, Mr. Say tells the story of how he became a maker of books. He tells it in very few words and with lots of photographs and drawings.
Believe it or not, Mr. Say moved out of his family’s house and into an apartment when he was 12 years old! At that time he became an apprentice to a master Japanese cartoonist and the two remained dedicated friends until Sensei Shinpei died at the age 87. Sensei Shinpei lived to see Mr. Say become a Caldecott Medal winner for his illustrations. He referred to Mr. Say as, “the treasure of my life.”
Listed below are several more autobiographies. Many of them are by your favorite authors like Gary Paulsen and Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Woodson. It makes sense that an author would write their own biography!
Bill Peet was born in Grandview, Indiana. He grew up in Indianapolis. His autobiography is an all-time favorite. It is full of his drawings because Bill was an artist. He wrote and illustrated many picture books and was also an animator for Walt Disney. He worked on many classic Disney movies like Dumbo, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians and many more. He had many creative adventures with Walt Disney himself, who was his boss. If you look carefully in his book you can pick out some Indianapolis landmarks.
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