Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 10, 2008

Lit Circle Discussion

Filed under: TOUCHING SNOW — erinlbowman @ 8:35 pm

Hey all,

I think that our discussion on Thursday brought a lot out of the book that simply reading it alone would not have come up. I enjoyed discussing whether we thought that this book was good, or if it was just a book that was hard to put down. I came into class absolutely loving the book, but left class questioning how much I had really thought about what was covered in the story, and the light that it puts Haitian immigrants in.

If anyone else would like to read this, I would love to see what you think about it! Let me know and you can borrow it!



February 7, 2008

Touching Snow Lit Circle

Filed under: TOUCHING SNOW — erinlbowman @ 1:23 am

This book was a very touching read. It began with Karina talking about how the kids at school treated her differently since her “the daddy” had died. After that the story went into a flashback that lasted the rest of the story bringing us back to where it began. This story is a profound example of the struggles that both poor immigrant children and abused children face in their daily lives. I think that it is an excellent read for teens because of all of the issues that it addresses on top of the main two.

I am really interested to see how the other two readers liked it, and how they saw some of the issues that it brought up. I thought that it makes for a great YA read because it doesn’t show Karina and her siblings doing the right thing, but the only thing that they see as an option to them. I can’t wait to talk to you guys on Thursday to bring up some more hot topics from the story.


February 6, 2008

Touching Snow – non-fiction

Filed under: TOUCHING SNOW — sostrom @ 3:52 am

A little searching led me to this list of non-fiction about Haiti.  There are non-fiction books for children and adults listed here.  This one looked interesting and relevant to Touching Snow because it not only gives the history of Haiti, but also details one family’s experience immigrating to the United States. Sarah

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