This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us for ten books we'd like to purchase right now. I'm going to split this and do five for myself and five for my son, since I've been wanting to get a few new ones for him. We've been reading SO much this summer (2-6 books a day! It's been great) and I'm getting a little burnt out on his library.
My Choices, Oversimplified
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell: desire, consequences, exploitation
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Africa, colonization, generations
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge: Race, family, science experiment
The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe: growing-up, adventure, relationships
Vinegar Girl by Ann Tyler: family, deportation, Shakespeare (Hogarth)
Books for Sawyer
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter: These mules are taking books around town to share the wealth (book mules, OKAY?)
Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?: Sawyer has been really, really into Richard Scarry lately, so I'm trying to add to his collection
Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus by Edward Hemingway: I'm sure most parents are familiar with this creature...
Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker: This is by the same lady that wrote Good Night, Good Night Construction Site, which is one of Sawyer's favorites right now (as are trains)
Maple by Lori Nichols: I know this is about ultimately getting a new sibling, but I like the idea of the parents planting a tree when their daughter is born and her growing up with it.