Amiable Adult Readers
Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss two books:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Poems, Puffin, $10.99). In vivid poems, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child.
March, Book One by John Lewis (Graphic novel, Top Shelf, $14.95). March is a first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil rights. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins.