Monday, December 19, 2005

Book Review

I just finished reading The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo. This is an 8th grade Battle of the Books selection. This is the story of Sade, whose home country, Nigeria, is in political turmoil. Her father is a journalist who is trying to speak out against the government, and the government in turn murders her mom.

This book is a good read, and really allows you to see what life is like for people who have to flee their homeland in order to be safe.

I also finished Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. This is a 6th grade Battle book. This was a simple story of 2 sisters, and the great love they have for each other. It is also a multicultural story because the family is Japanese, and they are learning to cope with life in America.

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