Tuesday Teaser, hosted by The Purple Booker, asks readers to copy at random a sentence or so from a current read. This provides a sneak peek at a book one might want to add to their TBR list. My Tuesday Teaser for 11/5/19 is from a middle grades novel, Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya. The selection begins after an especially contentious school board meeting where the adults were fighting redrawing the lines for school distribution because they didn’t want “those people”/riff-raff attending school with their children. Often times, the children have the “best” perspective on things and here is what Emilia Rosa, the main character says,
“I read at the library about how towns used to be divided by train tracks…Living on one side could mean a person was ‘on the wrong side of the tracks.’ Like they weren’t as good as the people living on the ‘right’ side…The only ‘wrong side’ is the side where people don’t care about each other.”
Out of the mouths of babes–or sixth graders!