Book Nook / Inspiring Stories


This is a space where we will feature Books of the Month that give readers a glimpse into inspiring books that are written along the lines of a cultural autobiography … a self-narrative, self-reflection … inspiring stories that deal with cultural issues such as race, gender, social class, ethnicity/nationality, religion/spirituality, language, age, and other cultural attributes that contribute to how we choose to identify ourselves culturally.


September 2018 Selection(s):
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz
Eva Moses Kor (2012)

Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin’s survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child’s endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.

… I never played with toys again. My childhood was lost in Auschwitz forever.

FYI:  This Fall, October 30, 2018, we have the privilege of welcoming Dr.  Eva Mozes Kor to Murfreesboro. At this time she will be guest speaker for the Holocaust Education Day at Middle Tennessee State University located in Murfreesboro, TN.

The presentation will take place on  October 30, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Student Union Building, MTSU Campus.

Free Tickets for the MTSUcDr. Eva Mozes Kor Conference are available via online registration:



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