TUESDAY TEASER

As per instructions from the Purple Booker, shared on Brainfluff, grab your current read.  Copy a couple of sentences at random and tempt us to read what you are enjoying now. No spoilers or plot give-aways, please.

Today, I quote from The Leavers by Lisa Ko, a 2017 publication:

“Unable to decide whether to hate Vivian or be grateful to her, Daniel had only been able to take the envelope and say ‘Thank you.’

He dug his heels into the dirt and walked slowly downhill, down the park’s curved side, slow at first, getting faster, a grace note as his legs bounced upwards.

He would go home. He would call Leon. Propelled, he was almost in flight.”   (Can’t you just feel him accelerating, picking up speed as he left? Such marvelous skill with words.)

Daniel is a young Asian boy, placed in foster care by his mother’s friend Vivian, many years ago who has just been told as a young adult that Leon, his mother’s then boyfriend knew the whereabouts of his missing mother and the answer to why she had mysteriously left him all those years ago.  After this follows part two of the book. I can hardly wait to get back to it!

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Author: Rae Reads

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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