Saturday, March 21, 2020

I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Two high school girls, who only know who each other is because they have a class together, are thrust together when a high school football game turns into a riot with a shooting involved.  They escape together only to wind up in another riot as they attempt to locate Lena's boyfriend. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

No One is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

I listened to the audio book of this collection of Greta's speeches of the course of about a year.  I enjoyed listening to Greta's speeches and I am proud of her for speaking out about the important issue of climate change.  She is right that we need to do something about it now, not later.  I hope that she and many other young people will take up the charge and actually make the changes that need to be made.  Greta is an inspiring young woman and we all need to take heed to her words.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

The Girl with the Louding Voice
I listened to the audio version of this book, which was very well done.  The story is powerful and raw and tells the story of a 14 year old girl in Nigeria who is forced to marry an old man as his third wife.  She later runs away only to be enslaved as a house maid to a woman who beats her.  Yet through it all, she remains strong, wanting to become a teacher to help other girls become educated.  I highly recommend this book.