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Midmorning With Aundrea - May 27, 2020 (Part 2)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - May 27, 2020 (Part 2)
Midmorning With Aundrea - May 27, 2020 (Part 2)

(Part 2 of 2) Author BJ Hyman brings another round of book recommendations in today's "As the Page Turns".

Today she focuses on books written for young adults.

And a brother and sister have become the de facto parents of a couple of baby geese.

Now that summer has arrived, there's so much you need to do.

Maybe you should put reading on that list.

Here's the latest recommendations from local author bj hyman.

This is today's "a the page turns."

Bj hyman: bj hyman here.

Today, i'm going to talk to you about some young adult books.

I've got three of them that i'm going to mention today.

The first one is called swing, and it's by kwame alexander and mary rand hess.

It's about two young men that are in high school that are looking for love and "cool."

Th begin listening to a podcast geared toward women so that they could understand women better.

Noah, who is the one that insists on being called swing, finds a set of old love letters at one of the shops that he finds his jazz records and everything, and the letters speak to his heart on how he feels about his secret crush that she's been his friend for a long time, but he has never been able to tell her how he feels.

So he begins adapting the love letters and sending them to her secretly.

Now, this story is beautiful and crushing in so many ways.

It's also as lyrical as the jazz that he loves and about finding your own cool in who you actually are, the things that make you who you are.

Bj hyman: the second book that i'm going to talk to you about is called the hundred dresses by eleanor estes.

This book was a 1945 newbery honor, so it an older book, but it's a very good book.

The story centers on a polish- american girl that is being bullied for the deadly combination of being polish and also extremely poor.

She wears this one, very faded blue dress every single day to school, but she tells her tormentors that at home, she has a hundred beautiful dresses in her closet.

The end of how you find out her 100 dresses, how they're revealed, is at once heartbreaking and beautiful, and it shows the incredible spirit of even the youngest of our society and the gift that she gives to even the ones that tormented her.

Bj hyman: the third book and the last book that i'm going to talk to you about, it's actually a very popular book, but if you've never read it, it's a really good one to read.

It's called holes by louis sachar.

It was a 1999 newbery medal winner.

It follows a story of a young man who is sent to a detention center out in the middle of the desert in texas for a crime he didn't actually even commit.

It touches on themes of homelessness and illiteracy, arranged marriage, racism, and it takes so many threads that all seem unconnected and it pulls them all together into this very finely woven, beautiful tapestry of a story.

You find in the end that even the seemingly meaningless things that you've read through the book have meaning and value, and it shows you that life, even sometimes those meaningless things, have meaning and value.

Bj hyman: so those are my books for this week.

As always, you can find my books on, and if you have any questions or you want to talk to me about books or anything else, email me at bjhyman2112@gmail .com.

Until next time, happy reading!

We'll be right back to what's good for the goose -- is good for this brother-sister pair in lowndes county.

This is swayze and sawyer calloway -- and the baby geese they've had since they hatched.

That was one week ago.

Earlier this week, the kids took their feathered friends into the backyackyard pond for their first swimming lesson.

Geese imprint, so they have come to know their little owners as "parents.

Their mom, emily ann, says they borrowed an incubator to protect the eggs until they hatched.

She says the new additions to the family have been a perfect science lesson -- a very cute one too.

That and more on the next midmorning.

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