A recent New York Times article, Some Books Are More Equal Than Others, inspired me to read books with more global equity issues than I may normally have read. This past week, I have read several powerful books. Sold by Patricia McCormick continues to haunt me because it tells the fictionalized story of a young girl sold into prostitution in India during this time period. My teenage daughters are frequently looking for social causes and this is a book that really should inspire them to help stamp out whatever truth lives within the pages of Sold.
Another favorite of the week was The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine and I have to say it was as good as my expectation. So many of you have read this and recommended it! I love a book that makes me want to jump into the pages and interact with the characters and this one definitely had that effect on me.
Thanks to Jen and Kellee of Teachmentortexts.com for hosting and to all of the recommenders! I really look forward to the Monday posts.