Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

One of the most enjoyable Newberry Award winners that I have read! Mr. Curtis portrays the story of a young black orphan living during the Great Depression--telling the story through the boy's point of view and his 10 year old manner of speaking. It was delightful! Another on my list of books that people who enjoy good literature must read!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

I wonder if I would have loved this book as much if I had read it when I was younger. It was most inspiring to me. I loved how Ms. Forbes introduces her reader to some of the lesser known characters of the Revolutionary War period. I was reminded of the importance of freedom of the press. I shall long be inspired by James Otis' words as to why it was important for people to be doing what they were doing and to be willing to sacrifice what they did...not just for the freedom in this country, but for the freedom of people around the world. Inspiring, insightful, and motivating for me in the work that I am involved in that seems so thankless, at times.