Charlotte Today: Books that inspire gratitude

Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and shared six books about gratitude. Click for Library availability.

  • Adult Fiction: Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury: A team of angels walking is busier than ever in this epic battle between life and death. A Brush of Wings is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith.
  • Adult Nonfiction: The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen: One family's journey to downsize their lives and give half of their profits to worthy charities transports them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone.
  • Children’s Fiction: Almost Zero by Nikki Grimes; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie: Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out that a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help.
  • Children’s Picture Book: Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQuee: After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.
  • Children’s Picture Book: Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman: Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
  • Teen Nonfiction: Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson: Empower yourself in today's highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change.


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