Tall Story by Candy Gourlay---a middle-grade book about two siblings separated by two continents. Bernardo, in the Philippines, is 8 feet tall. His sister, Andi, is in England and is so short her mother thinks she shouldn't play basketball.
I'm currently listening to:
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells---set in Lousiana, Calla Lily is named for the prettiest flowers her parents know. Read by Judith Ivey who does a marvelous job with the accent. You might recognize the author. She wrote Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
I recently completed:
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow---Set in pre-WWII German Karl Stein starts taking boxing lessons from Max Schmeling so that boys at his school will quit picking on him for being Jewish. It ends up that these skills come in handy as the Nazis gain more power. An excellent YA book. Review to follow later today.
What I hope to read next:
The Queen of Water by Laura Resau---Set in a small village in Ecuador, this is a story of Virginia, an "indigenous girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery that will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world." -from Resau's webpage
Will I reach the elusive 300 followers today? Hmmmm...