Archive for October, 2009

Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Yankee Girl is a brilliant book based on racism and doing the right thing.

I found that it was one of those books that you  just can’t put down. In fact my dad found me reading it on the staircase on the way up to bed.

Alice Ann Moxley is a friendly girl who just tries to fit in when she moves from Chicago to Mississippi. Alice is nick-named ‘Yankee Girl ‘ because she has a Deep Southern accent.

Valerie has a voice as sweet as honey, she should definitely be the angel in the school Nativity. But there is uproar because Valerie is a black girl in a white school. Alice doesn’t know whether to stick up for Valerie and be called a ‘Nigger Lover’ or stay reasonably popular in the crowd.

‘Suddenly, Valentine’s Day  was the number-one topic on the bus to school. Sarrane and the other cheerleaders were giggling about their plan to get rid of Valerie. I unfolded the paper triangle and read in Sarrane’s teeny cursive: Do you want Coon Girl ( Valerie ) and her buddies in OUR junior high? Show her who’s boss. Send her a mean valentine. Anyone who doesn’t is a nigger lover AND WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!’

P.S.  No card for Mary Martha Niggerlover either!!

A brilliant book for 9 – 15 year olds. You do not have to be interested in this particular subject it is a fabulous book all the same. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good,  descriptive read.

Who is Charlie Keeper by Marcus Alexander

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Marcus Alexander is a fabulous author!

Who is Charlie Keeper is one of the best books I have ever read.

Charlie is a 12 year old girl. She is a very strong character although she does have some temper problems. Charlie is a brilliant character I would really like to be like her.

Jensen is a very amusing character with his topnot and funny clothes he is an amazingly interesting Treman. ( Treman sing to trees.)

Bane is certainly not a good character, desperate to take over Bellania. The Stoman Lord (as Bane is known) must be defeated by Charlie and then she can save her parents.

Charlie Keeper has the fate of Bellania resting on her shoulders. Charlie must keep her friends close and her enemies closer!

… BETTER THAN ROWLING…” The Truth About Books

“…It is an awesome book. I had to keep turning the pages and found it next to impossible to put down…” Pharsyde Promotions

I would suggest this book to anyone who has the chance to get it. It is a truly fabulous book.