Thursday, January 20, 2011
So many books, so little time...
My younger two and I still read aloud together nearly every day, and it's actually still my favorite part of the homeschooling day. Some of the best books we've read together this year have been:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (to my mind, needs no explanation...one of my all-time favorites!)
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (new to us--humorous, and ended up being another favorite)
Homesick--My Own Story by Jean Fritz (funny too, though there was one sad section where I broke into the 'crying voice'. I can't help it. I'm a big softie)
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (magnificent perspective on a child growing up in Afghanistan...every American child should read this at some point)
I could go on and on..but tell me some of YOUR favorite books for middle schoolers and young adults!