Saturday, October 3, 2009
Lots of books to share
But, I will attempt to get myself back up to speed with the books I feel were my best reads.
This was my first time reading anything by
Jennifer Erin Valent, "Fireflies in December". I will definitely be reading more by this author.
When Jessilyn Lassiter's best friend, Gemma, loses her parents in a house fire, the Lassiter family take the girl in. The only trouble is, Gemma is black, the family is white and the year is 1932 and they live in a small Virginia town.
This author shows how one family endured the threats small and large of a prejudiced community while maintaining their moral integrity.
I give this book an A+