Book Fix: Why?

Sometimes you want a book or movie to answer questions. Other times you’re looking for entertainment that makes you ask questions. We’ve created book and movie lists around the theme “why.” 

Why she left me
The fictional gentlemen in Julie Nelson’s recommendations are quite revealing about their ladies’ departures.

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Why not both?
Read the book and watch the movie. See Miranda Ericsson’s favorite book-to-screen adaptations.

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Why not read a YA book?
Even if you are well past being a young adult, Ginger Park suggests interesting and entertaining YA reads.

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Crafting with recycled plastic
Brea Black asks why throw plastics in the trash when you can recycle them into craft projects?

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Curious questions list
Emery Compton highlights books that answer unusual questions.

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Looking for answers to big questions
From the curiosity of childhood to the contemplation of later years, Liz Paris recommends that you keep exploring and asking “Why?”

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Just rip out my heart why don’t you!
Tierney Kirtdoll recommends heart-breaking movies to help you enjoy a good cry.

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Children’s books exploring the refugee crisis
Why are there so many refugees in the world? Currently, more than one million migrants are on the move, most of them fleeing war in Syria, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Scarlett Fisher-Herreman recommends some outstanding new titles for young readers related to refugees and their experiences.

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Ginger Park

Ginger Park is the library’s communications editor. She helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and two dogs.