We think the library is a perfect hangout for Curious folks and our friends there have read The Happiest Song Plays Last and put together some exciting recommendations to augment the experience.
To enhance your theatre experience Denver Public Library recommends these resources.
My Life on a Plate by Kelis, Nuyorican born, Cordon Bleu trained Kelis of the “Milkshake” song fame has always been passionate about food. She even admits to creating a tour schedule around places she wanted to eat! In this beautiful book of recipes, Kelis takes us around the world and shows us that through food we are all family.
Pressure Cooker, First Run Features, 2010. Northeast Philly isn’t exactly the best neighborhood in the world, and in this documentary we follow the struggles of culinary arts teacher Wilma Stephenson as she drives her students to get out. Like the guidance that Augustin gave with his music she gives with her cooking classes, we follow the journey of Wilma’s students as they prepare to compete in a citywide cooking competition for scholarships to the top culinary schools in the nation. https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=752985
The Rough Guide to Latin Street Party The curators at the Rough Guides’ World Music Network really outdid themselves with this Latin music collection. No pachanga worthy of the name would be without this party soundtrack. In fifteen tracks this album covers it all: salsa, meringue, bachata, cumbi, reggaeton, and Latin soul, with the lines between genres blurring and blending. This is contemporary music with nods to the retro; a surprising album, both fresh and familiar with the beats to get your party started! https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1515777
Visit denver.overdrive.com to access all of our eMedia items including Excellent Daughters by Katherine Zoepf. Zoepf’s “Excellent Daughters” is the culmination of a decade’s worth of freelance reporting on and living in the Middle East and Zoepf’s own empathetic understanding of her subject. This insightful study focuses on the subtle but powerful pressures that Arab women are exerting on their respective cultures. Ranging from Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Riyadh and Damascus, Zoepf profiles women in many walks of life including graduate students, saleswomen, flight attendants and political activists. “Excellent Daughters” is a meditation on the day-to-day experiences of average women and the small gestures that can leverage big social change. https://denver.overdrive.com/media/2192706