The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA ~ Brenda Woods

Happy Book Birthday to The Unsung Hero!  Rating: 3/5 This is a middle grade book that I felt really got inside the mind of twelve-year-old Gabriel. It's 1946, and Gabriel is super excited to receive his shiny new bike on his birthday, which he promptly takes for a spin. The very first time he rides … Continue reading The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA ~ Brenda Woods

Go Set a Watchman ~ Harper Lee

Rating: 3.5/5 Published in 2015, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman revisits the sleepy town of Maycomb, home of Scout, Jem, and Atticus. This book has a gentle introduction, until about a third of the way through when it takes a sharp turn to discuss some overt racism. Jean Louise, … Continue reading Go Set a Watchman ~ Harper Lee

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr