Becca and I were the only ones to show at the meeting in October, so the meeting was understandably short. Since the topic was historical fiction, Becca brought a number of the American Girl books, her favorites from her own childhood. In retrospect they seem a little preachy, particularly the small books, but little girls still like them, and they're good introductions to the personal side of the American revolution.
I read three: My Daniel
, about the dinosaur rush in the Dakotas during the early 20th century; Jump Ship to Freedom
, about a slave boy's journey to free himself and his mother, a great exposition on the slavery debate in the constitution; and So Far From the Bamboo Grove
, an autobiography from a Japanese woman who fled Korea as a girl when WWII made the county no longer safe - for a mature audience, there being some pretty awful realities of war depicted.
As a reminder, the next meeting is Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm at Borders. Topic: books that have been made into movies, of course with extra credit for those that also see the movies. Hopefully more people will show up this time!