I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Music of What Happens and The Book of Awesome Women

 We may have been given complimentary copies of any books and/or other products listed below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: The Music of What Happens and The Book of Awesome Women

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Me - Today I am recommending The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. This book is a really sweet book about two boys named Max and Jordan who spent the summer working together on a food truck. Each boy is going through his own unique struggles, but even though they could not be more different through each other they find strength and comfort. I loved this book. Although the first few dozen pages were a little bit slow, the book picked up pretty quickly and was so adorable. The characters and relationships felt extremely real. It was almost hard for me to remember that it was a fictional story that I was reading and not a true story. Max and Jordan's relationship transformed beautifully as they went form strangers to friends to more. I was rooting for these characters and their relationship the entire time. If you are looking for a sweet summer romance, I would highly recommend it. 

Mom - Today I am recommending The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson. This is another awe-inspiring book about women from all different walks of life who have made a positive difference in the world. There are women like Elizabeth Blackwell who were the first in their field; women like Eslanda Goode Robeson who fought for civil rights; women like Lucretia Mott who fought for women's rights and so many others. This intensive book includes scientists, artists, writers, and women from many other professions and even a few young girls like Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai. There are way too many amazing women covered in this book to mention them all. However, each one of them deserves to be remembered and appreciated. This book will definitely inspire you and remind you that despite all obstacles it is always possible to do some good in the world and that it is not just history but herstory too.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.