In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea and turned into a meme by Kristi.
Won- Thanks to The Book Monsters!
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a
plus-size inferiority complex. She lives on the Web, snarfs junk food,
and follows the "Fat Girl Code of Conduct." Her stuttering best friend
has just moved to Walla Walla (of all places). Her new companion, Froggy
Welsh the Fourth (real name), has just succeeded in getting his hand up
her shirt, and she lives in fear that he’ll look underneath. Then there
are the other Shreves: Mom, the successful psychologist and exercise
fiend; Dad, a top executive who ogles thin women on TV; and older
siblings Anaïs and rugby god Byron, both of them slim and brilliant.
Delete Virginia, and the Shreves would be a picture-perfect family. Or
so she’s convinced. And then a shocking phone call changes everything.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing
up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into
his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend
an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the
school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,
which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant
drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary
adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from
the life he thought he was destined to live.
At Season's End by Eric Hendershot
Hit hard by the Great Depression, Sal’s
family loads up an old Buick and heads out to find work wherever they
can. Driving from place to place, living off the little they can
make, they soon realize they’ll never be able to afford to settle
Then, when tragedy strikes, Sal and her
brother must learn to fend for themselves. In a world of harsh
realities, there’s no room left for romance. But that can’t stop
Sal from dreaming of a life with Ben—a boy from another migrant
family—even though she knows she may never see him again.