It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”
This feature (or meme) is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.
– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!
—> Now on to the main event!
This week I have foregone my current reads in favor of sharing with everyone two of my favorite books that have, at one point or another, been challenged or banned from libraries in the United States. I’ve read and loved both of them. One as a child, and the other more recently as an adult. I hope you enjoy them enough to take some time and read these and other banned books this week!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Hardcover, 230 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 1st, 2009
But I can’t blame my parents for our poverty because my mother and father are the twin suns around which I orbit and my world would EXPLODE without them.
And it’s not like my mother and father were born into wealth. It’s not like they gambled away their family fortunes. My parents came from poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor people.
I read this next one in the fourth grade, and it became one of my two favorite books of that year.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Hardcover, 146 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins and Barnes & Noble Newbery Library
Release Date: September 12th, 2008
Terabithia was their secret, which was a good thing, for how could Jess have ever explained it to an outsider. Just walking down the hill towards the woods made something warm and liquid steal through his body. The closer he came to the dry creek bed and the crab apple tree rope the more he could feel the beating of his heart. He grabbed the end of the rope and swung out toward the other bank with a kind of wild exhilaration and landed gently on his feet, taller and stronger and wiser in that mysterious land.