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, July 6, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: America the Beautiful Coloring Book & John and Mary Magaret

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Books: America the Beautiful Coloring Book and John and Mary Margaret 

Today we are recommending America the Beautiful Coloring Book. If you are still feeling patriotic after the recent 4th of July holiday, you may appreciate this appealing coloring book. Enaging with this book which features a variety of landmarks and landscapes from across the country is like taking a road trip without ever leaving your home. The book includes drawing of the Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate Bridge, The American Flag, a bald eagle, and more. In the back of every picture is a descriptive caption. The book also includes coloring tips and completed samples of some of the coloring pages in the book. Anyone who likes coloring can enjoy hours of fun with this delightful book.

Today we are recommending John and Mary Margaret by Susan Cushman. This is the story of a black man and a white woman who meet in college in the late 1960s. Despite their clear attraction to each other, they cannot make a relationship work because of the circumstances of the times they are living in. Years later when the world has changed a lot they reconnect. The book, which is mostly told in flashback,  is also a microcosm of history covering the period from the 60s to the 2010s through what was happening in the character's lives during these times. It focuses a timely spotlight on racism in particular. It shows how far we have come although we still have a long way to go as well.  The story is interesting. The characters are noble, kind, and caring not only about themselves but about what is going on in the world around them. You can't help rooting for them. All in all, it is a very compelling book.

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

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