At the same time, I couldn’t help but think that Ms. DeVos needed another list of YA books that would introduce her to some powerful female characters, many of whom had experiences that she would find foreign. The benefit of such a list goes beyond just helping Ms. DeVos; it is a list that could be posted and offered to our students. Those who marched might also be interested in a list of common texts that they could discuss as they emulate Alice Paul or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This list came to mind quickly. So many books asked to be jotted down, that I limited the list to books that were not in a series. We can do a post about series book on another day. Enjoy. Oh, and keep passing these lists on until Ms. DeVos has plenty YA titles to read.
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Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai warmed my heart. It caused me to think fondly of my time with this wonderful family. They tolerated our loud dog and generously provided 4th of July fireworks for the entire street. It was an American place that I loved. I am glad they we embraced our neighbors and that they embraced us.