Saturday, March 4, 2017

Announcing March Author in the Spotlight

Announcing March Author in the Spotlight

Happy March!!
May the March winds be always at your back.

February went by fast. My daughter was confirmed in 60 degree weather in February!  It was a beautiful day and I am ready for Spring.  I helped write a Arts Learning Grant and put in a lot of hours writing it.  I read a little but only 2 books. My teaching schedule is so busy and my son is getting ready to finish his senior year and register for college.  My favorite part of everyday continues to be reading a good book with my dog by my side.

This month I am featuring Minnesota author, John Coy.  John is the author of many young adult books and children's books.  The books I will be reviewing this month are Gap Life and Their Great Gift:
Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land with Photographer Wing Young Huie.  John is busy traveling in Africa now, visiting schools in Uganda, Zambia and South Africa.  I'm so jealous.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
                                                         Gap Life:
Cray got into the same college his father attended and is expected to go. And to go pre-med. And to get started right away. His parents are paying the tuition. It should be an easy decision.
But it's not.

All Cray knows is that what's expected of him doesn't feel right. The pressure to make a decision—from his family, his friends—is huge. Until he meets Rayne, a girl who is taking a gap year, and who helps him find his first real job, at a home of four adults with developmental disabilities. What he learns about himself and others will turn out to be more than any university could teach him—and twice as difficult.

Their Great Gift:
Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

Simple text and thought-provoking photographs offer an utterly distinctive look at immigration to the United States thorough the eyes of children from many different backgrounds.

This month you can expect a book review, a giveaway, an author interview and maybe a guest post if we are lucky.

May the sun shine warm upon your face and may you read many great books in March.
Happy Reading!