What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I LOVE this book!

The Mighty Miss Malone was snubbed at the Youth Media Awards.  So you know it has to be good.  And it was.  Deza Malone is someone you can't help but love.  What a wonderful young voice.  So funny.  So awesome.  Growing up in Gary, Indiana, with a stay in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, this girl's life is hard.  But she never loses her spirit.  Her family is a beautiful one, faced with so many obstacles.  But man, as Deza's daddy says, "We are a family on a journey to a place called Wonderful." and I know just they will make it there.  There is so much in this book.  Reading it after The Lions of Little Rock, I couldn't help but think even more how horrible it is that even now, more than 100 years after the American Civil War, there are still the evils of prejudice and racism.  But man, man.  This book is just one that should be read.  And it will be enjoyed.  Definitely read this one.

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