[bksvol-discuss] Two books submitted

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <rhod3021@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 23:37:45 -0400

Tonight submitted

Esperanza Rising
By Paula Munez Ryon

I know I misspelled that name here.  Is a novel for intermediate grades and
older readers

From the book jacket:
Esperanza believed her life would be wonderful forever. She would always
live on her family's ranch in Mexico. She would always have fancy dresses
and a beautiful home filled with servants. Papa and Abuelita would always be
with her.

 But a sudden tragedy shatters her world and forces Esperanza and Mama to
flee to California, where they settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.
Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles brought on by
the Great Depression, and lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets
sick, and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their
new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult
circumstances-because Mama's life and her own depend on it.

Pura Bel pré Award Winner Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner

 Willa Gather Award Winner ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

 Los  Angeles Times  Book Prize Finalist

 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

Publishers Weekly  Best Book of the Year 2000

*"Told in a lyrical, fairy tale-like style                   Readers will be
swept up."

 -Publishers Weekly,  starred review

 *"Easy to booktalk, useful in classroom discussions, and accessible as
pleasure reading, this well-written novel belongs in all collections."

 -School Library Journal,  starred review

Second book:

Images from the Dark the Story of Carolyn James

This is by Andrew Whitehouse and is about a very famous blind water color
artist and poet.  Quite a touching book and explains all the different
experiences that she went through as she adjusted to vision loss and
eventually total blindness do to retinitis pigmentosa.

Worth reading.  Great book.

both under .rtf catagory.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden

"One glance at a book and you hear
the voice of another person, perhaps
someone dead for 1,000 years. To
read is to voyage through time"

 ~ Carl Sagan

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