Welcome to week three of summer reading!
The Ruinous Sweep, by Tim Wynne-Jones.
Candlewick Press, 2018.
“On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the details of the past twenty-four hours. Where is he? How did he get here? Where is his girlfriend, Bee? Nothing makes sense on this dark, lonely stretch of highway. In an attempt to flag down the next passing car, he startles the driver, causing a fatal accident.
“With sirens in the distance and the lingering feeling that he is running from something or someone, Donovan grabs the dead man’s briefcase and flees. It is filled with cash. Cash he could desperately use.
“Bee thought the worst part of Dono’s accident would be that he might not make it through the night. But when the police show up and hint that the unconscious Dono is also the prime suspect in a murder, Bee is determined to put together the pieces of what happened the night of the accident and clear his name.” From the publisher.
#NotYourPrincess, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale.
Annick Press, 2018.
“This is what needs to be said, needs to be shown, and needs to be told…
“What is it like to be an Indigenous woman or girl today? In this compelling collection, over fifty contemporary artists come together to shatter stereotypes, revealing hurt from the past and celebrating hope for the future. With striking honesty, #NotYourPrincess showcases the extraordinary strength, diversity, and talent of Native American girls and women across North America.” From the publisher.
A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good, by Emma Gray.
William Morrow, 2018.
“So—the presidential election of 2016 happened. You cried, you ranted, you marched. But how do you stay engaged for the long term? How do you keep fighting while also continuing your real life? How do you get involved when you feel far from the action? How do you stay vigilant without being furious? All. The. Time.
“Needing to take action after the election, Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor at HuffPost, put on her journalist’s hat and set out to get answers to these questions from some of the most prominent thought leaders and activists of our time. She spoke with march organizers, senators, and new and longtime activists across political movements to find out the best ways to listen to those who have been doing this for a while, to join in, and to create sustainable action. In all of her conversations, one theme came up again and again: young women are essential to the resistance.
“Interweaving the interviews with her own experiences as a member of the media, reporting and covering resistance events in a time when the media has been under assault, Emma has created a down-and-dirty guide for women of all ages to roll up their sleeves and resist the forces that are a threat to our rights:
“Inside you’ll find:
- A guide for how to choose reliable news sources to make sure you’re getting quality information.
- Practical instructions on how to get involved and stay involved, with examples from the author’s own experiences organizing the successful Watch Us Run conference.
- An exploration of female-centric work spaces and instructions for how to create your own.
- Advice for self-care and how to stay involved without exhausting yourself.” From the publisher.