Latino Books Month on May, 2017: A few good books for a 16-yr-old girl?
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they update every month and have a good description of books.
"Perfect Chemistry"- Simone Elkeles.- Brittany is her Chicago high school's "golden girl" but few of her friends know that her parents are totally dysfunctional and that she is highly invested in caring for her physically and mentally disabled older sister. Alex is a member of the Latino Blood, but he wishes he could leave gang life and pursue a college career. The plot thickens as Alex accepts a bet from a friend that he cannot bed Brittany by Thanksgiving. Smoldering doesn't quite do justice to the romantic banter that sparks between them.
'Gone"- Michael Grant- "One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone." Just vanished—along with everyone else over the age of 13 in a 20-mile radius around Perdido Beach, CA. The children left behind find themselves battling hunger, fear, and one another in a novel strongly reminiscent of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Things go from bad to worse when some of the children begin exhibiting strange powers, animals show signs of freakish mutations, and people disappear as soon as they turn 14.
Gone and perfect chemistry are my fav. books at the moment.
Or anything by Cecelia Ahern, she's amazing.I've read Thanks for the memories, If You Could See Me Now and A Place Called here and they were all amazing. She wrote P.S I love you- which is a movie and she also wrote Samantha Who?
My fav. is If You Could See Me Now: an imaginary best friend to breathe distinctiveness into an otherwise stereotypical Irish tale. Living in her own house in a small, posh Irish town, 35-year-old Elizabeth Egan is an uptight interior designer and adoptive mother to her six-year-old nephew, Luke, whose mother, Elizabeth's 23-year-old sister, Saoirse, prefers boozing to parenting. Saoirse's behavior reminds Elizabeth of a painful past—the alcoholic mother who abandoned the family, leaving Elizabeth to care for her baby sister and forgo her own childhood, and the emotionally distant, controlling father still waiting for his wife's return. Unlike the other women in her family, Elizabeth adheres to a fastidiously well-ordered existence—no mess, no complications, no love. But all that changes with the arrival of Ivan, a goofy and spontaneous man intent on infusing much-needed fun and tenderness into Elizabeth's frigid persona. The catch is no one can see this ageless man from the land of "Ekam Eveileb" save Elizabeth and her nephew. Through Ivan, Elizabeth becomes the woman she's always been too afraid to be. He helps her reclaim the childhood she never had and, most importantly, to forgive those who have let her down. Ahern tempers heartbreak with hope and playfulness in this uplifting, sentimental tale.
It was beautiful, it made me laugh and cry.
Do we still really need a blk history month?
I understand 100% where you are coming from, and we don't need a black history month to celebrate black history. We can do it whenever we want. It's not like government authorities will fine you if you recognize black people's contributions in July. They won't say, "Hey, stop honoring Frederick Douglas. Keep that in February where that belongs." No, we don't need it and perhaps it does encourage the idea that black history should be separate from other kinds of history. Personally, it just feels like any old month to me and the only time I remember its black history month is if I see a special about it on television. I'm black, but I consider myself an American more than consider myself African American. Black history is American history.
What do you think of these quotes about black history month?
I think the point of Black History Month is to bring attention to a subject that is often ignored in mainstream history books. American history as it is told now *is* White History.