• Jason's love for storytelling


    For the third year, Channel 9 has teamed up with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for 9 Books for Kids, so we're finding out about some of our anchors’ favorite books.

    “I love storytelling— plain and simple— whether doing it on the news or reading other peoples' styles,” said “Action 9” reporter Jason Stoogenke.

    “Death of a President,” by William Manchester

    This is the most wonderfully researched and intense account of JFK’s assassination; the way, I believe, non-fiction is supposed to be written. It was written before it became such a popular topic.

    “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” by Marlon James

    This read is a great historical fiction about Jamaica and Bob Marley that contains great character sketches.

    “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” by John Boyne

    It seems so simple and straightforward that you overlook how brilliant it is. That is until a few days after you finish reading -- and then you can’t stop thinking about it.

    “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Gabriel García Márquez

    Gabriel paints with words. This book is the perfect example of beautiful writing.

    Now through April 12, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Channel 9 asks the community to donate new or gently used books for children and teens at all Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations. Additionally, three 9 Family Focus community business partners have chosen to collect books at their Mecklenburg county locations: Showmars, Ashley HomeStore and E.R. Plumbing Services.

    You can find your nearest donation location by clicking on this link: 9 Books for Kids.

    All donated books will be distributed by the library to area children and teens through Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Outreach Services without the need to check out and return the books.  More information is available by clicking here.



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