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Here’s my (shamefully overdue) reading report for the week:
Books I’ve read:
Two stellar YA picks: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King and
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys mesmerized me. Both, stories of young women seeking to break out of “the chains” that their community, their family, an society as a whole places on them. What I loved about reading these two back-to-back is how relevant their message was. One set in 1920s New Orleans and the other in contemporary, rural Pennsylvania–both are remarkable stories of young women striving to come into their own selves.
Couple of my favorite moments:
“I am equal to a baby and to a hundred year old lady. I am equal to an airline pilot and a car mechanic. I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It’s that universal.
Except that it’s not.”
“Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin’ we’re goin’ one place and we end up another. But that’s okay. The important thing is to start.”
And on my quest to re-vision, re-design, and renovate my school library, the following two titles provide me with some excellent thinking material regarding the role of the 21st century school library: