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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor: “This was my favorite book growing up, and possibly my favorite book ever.  I literally felt like I was Cassie (the protagonoist) or a close friend.  The book is set in the early 20th century and is centered around a hard-working African-American family, the Logans.  The Logans are fighting to hold on to their farmland, in the midst of mainly White landowners who made money off of Black sharecroppers. It taught me a lot about Black history, without being preachy.”

Diary of Ann Frank: “Nearly everyone has read this book, so I won’t go into too much detail.  Definitely a must-read!”

Are you There God, It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume: “I loved this book!  From getting her first training bra, to crushing on boys, to general teenage drama, Margaret was my kindred spirit.  Blume did such a great job of capturing teenage angst and growing pains, that a little Black girl from Texas was able to relate to a Jewish pre-teen on the East Coast.”

The Baby Sitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin: “This book introduced me to a years-long obsession that I passed on to my sister.  I loved everything about the Babysitters Club and I owned all of their paraphernalia — the board game, VHS tapes, and even the “Little Sister” series.  The books were light and easy to read and made me look forward to when I could start my own Baby Sitters Club!”

Brittany, Esq. is a licensed attorney and corporate consultant in Dallas. Besides reading and reminiscing about her favorite children’s books, she dedicates her free time to learning American Sign Language and traveling. Follow her on Twitter @BrittMarie82.

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Written by whitney teal

March 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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