An exciting Middle Grade historical fiction connecting readers to the history of Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign through the eyes and experience of a 13-year-old girl. Volunteering a year of their lives to teach illiterate farmers and rural people to read, Cubans as young as 10-19 helped grow Cuba's literacy rate from 60% to 96%! Filled with adventure, history, and love, this book enlightened and charmed me to the end!
Like nothing I've read before! Scott Kelly is one of two people in the world to have lived on the Int'l Space Station for an entire year (2015-2016). Coupling his meticulous account of an adventure most will never experience (including day-to-day activities, like brushing your teeth, in zero gravity) with his honest self-reflection throughout, Kelly presents us with a true-life story that even a non-scientist/non-space-lover will devour!
Meet Lance Hendricks -- teenager extraordinaire ... everything but a "wildman" until his car breaks down far from home and he finds a side of himself he never imagined existed. Experience living on the edge with a motley crew of teenagers and young adults as Lance breaks from his expected life path and bravely forges forward -- in love, friendship and destiny ... "wildly!"
More than a story of the physical trials and tribulations of walking across the country (although there's plenty of that too!), this is a deeply felt account of the trials and tribulations of growing up ... the "how do I fit into this world?" kind of exploration. Enjoy a journey across our country through this fascinating young man's eyes as he recounts and ponders the stories and life philosophies from people he meets along the way. A really moving read.
A psychological thriller with strong lessons about the alteration of memories. This compelling story centers around the rape of a young girl whose memory of the tragic event is erased by a new, controversial drug. Her memory is eventually restored, but not without a flurry of emotional, confusing and thought-provoking events and revelations along the way!
An amazing life story of resilience and creativity, all grounded in food. As a foodie, I found her life and food ventures inspiring! Added bonus: the author was born in Boston, so a local flavor runs through the story as well ...
When two 15-year old boys become unlikely friends, a deep and meaningful relationship unfolds. This is a modern coming of age story with heart, twists and a powerful ending. As a mother of two teenage boys, I really enjoyed this story. A great read for young adults or parents of teenage boys who want to get inside their boys' heads!
If you've never tried a green smoothie before, I highly recommend them and this book! This visually delightful, info-packed and simple starter guide to green smoothies is inspirational. You get the what, where, when, why and how behind this healthful habit. Green smoothies changed my life ... they are truly transformational!
A raw, honest and emotional memoir from the author of the inspiring bestseller Carry On Warrior. Delving into the depths and intricacies of her despair and recovery as she grapples with addiction, her Self, her marriage, and truth, Melton's words reach into the depths of your soul and touch the vulnerability that lives within all of us. This is a book I'll read over and over again ...