Thanks to the BookBub Blog for sharing this list of new and recent books incorporating timely themes of interest to many teens.
Whether you see this movie because you like immersive dramas based on historical fact, or simply want to catch Matthew McConaughey in the act of…really acting, you may emerge, as I did, entertained, appalled, and inspired. Continue reading Free State of Jones
Our friends at Brightly have created a way for families to explore important topics through books, and have some fun! The idea of a family book club is that everyone in the family reads the same book and then gathers together to discuss it and take part in book-themed activities.
You can even pair up with other families to double the fun. It’s a great way to spend time together and encourage a lifelong passion for books in your children.
This month’s pick is Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper. When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Kelsey’s Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars
Heady, powerful, necessary lyric about race.