|Margaret Haddix and Hannah in 2012|
“I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.”― Margaret Peterson HaddixHere is a link to a video interview about READING with Margaret Peterson Haddix Her Latest Novel - Full Ride -- Becca’s claim to fame is one she’s been hiding from for the past three years: Her father is a notorious embezzler, and when he was caught, his excuse was, “How else is a guy like me supposed to put his kid through college?” ... But as college—and its cost—looms large, Becca begins to wonder how they’ll afford it. -- from the publisher
Do certain books put you in the mood for vacation, or summer break?
Sorry kids, I can't talk anyone out of required summer reading, but here are some books with summer themes that might put you in vacation mode.
Books with Summer moods and motifsdescriptions provided by the publishers
Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.