Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Power of Family

The power of family: You do what's right 
even if it wasn't your first choice.

by Lesléa Newman
illustrations by Maria Mola
Lee & Low Books, 2017

by Jennifer Torres
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

by Patricia Reilly Giff
Holiday House, 2017

In Sparkle Boy, the adults are support of little brother Casey's desire for sparkly glittery things, but big sister Jessie isn't so sure...until older boys tease her brother at the library and she comes to his rescue.

In Stef Soto, Taco Queen, Stef wants nothing more than to be free of her family's food truck...until her family's livelihood and her father's passion are threatened, and then she fights to save it.

In Genevieve's War, it's 1939, and although her grandmother is prickly and difficult to get along with, Genevieve decides stay and help her rather than go back to her home in America. This decision leaves her trapped in occupied France (Alsace) as the Nazis get closer and closer. Even when she has the chance to escape a second time...the pull of family is strong enough to turn her back once more to her grandmother.

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