Favorite Book Friday

I realize today is Monday, but I haven’t posted any favorite books for two weeks now because it’s been so busy around here.  So I’ve got a two-for-one on a Monday!  My mom happened to pick this book up at a thrift store before Jonah was born and the first time I read it, I cried.

Even after a dozen reads, I still get goose bumps.  This is a wonderful book for teaching kids about different cultures and races and it has a great message of tolerance and understanding.  It is just the message I want to give to my son as we raise him in a country different than our home countries.  After talking about all the differences among us, this is the part that gets me the most:

“Joys are the same, and love is the same.  Pain is the same, and blood is the same.  Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same-wherever they are, wherever you are, wherever we are, all over the world.”

So great!

And here’s the two-fer:

This is a grown up book, but one that I think a parent can appreciate.  Mamas, if you’ve ever felt like you are going stir crazy just give this a read and you will feel so thankful for all your freedom!  It’s about a woman who was kidnapped and then she gives birth to her kidnapper’s baby.  She raises him in a tiny room that they are never allowed to leave-talk about stir crazy.  They hatch a plan to escape and you’ll have to read to find out what happens.

Happy reading!

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