Books Worth Reading
67 Books Every Book-Lover Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10.
The family of an abusive, stubbornly self-rightous, controlling American Southern Baptist preacher moves to the Belgian Congo in the 1960s. The daughters' and wife's stories of personal exploitation and their rebellion against 'The Father' coincide with the founding of Zaire as an independent nation. Malaria, animism, death, solidarity and rebirth play into this eminently readable story of politics and a broken family in the proverbial "heart of darkness".
World War Z- Bought this for D and I'm gonna read it after he's done!
Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle-three recent arrivals from battletorn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak.
The first and best by Ms. Torey Hayden...if you haven't picked up any of her books, try this one first. You'll be hooked!
Sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! Can't wait!