Friday, June 5, 2009

check in time

I have been reading/blogging since 4:10.

I read Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan. I found this story of survival of a young girl and her family on a boat from Vietnam to Hong Kong to be very emotional and so real.

Next, was Witness by Karen Hesse written in poem format by a varied cast of characters living in Vermont in 1924. The story is told from each of the characters and includes involvement with the Ku Klux Klan.

The Ever-After Bird by Ann Rinaldi is a journey from Ohio through the south looking not only for a rare bird, but also to point slaves north during the time of the Underground Railroad.

I just finished Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell which told the story of a young girl (army brat) whose brother is shipped off to Vietnam and how the family looks at war in a whole new light--especially through the film sent home from war.

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