Mina Riddle recently sent in her recommendations, adding to our list of “great reads” [Happy reading, Inside Report, Jan. 6]:

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, a novel set in Jackson, Miss., during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. “This is an educational and well-written page-turner,” Riddle says. “The ending is both realistic and uplifting.” She also recommends the CDs.

The Girl from Foreign, by Sadia Shepard, a memoir about the author’s year-long journey to find her roots in a Jewish community in India.

Both are available through the Oak Park Public Library.

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