[DWJ] recommendations

Carol Carr coracleg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 05:20:16 EDT 2013

There are lots of authors and titles recommended in the replies here. I
would like to remind the people giving the books or information to the girl
and her family that an advanced reader aged 10 is still a child, and should
not given Young Adult novels, as they are not written for pre teens. E.g.
Tamara Pierce has a lot of mature material in apparently innocent books.
A lot of great books were written in 1950s and 1960s  for older child
readers, without the adult or dark material common to modern work. These
include some good historical novels, and many classic British books written
for literate children. wishing the girl Happy reading!
 On Jul 27, 2013 9:00 AM, "Gillian Houck" <erikagillian at gmail.com> wrote:

> McKinley, maybe Beauty first?  But Damar equally good.  There's a problem
> with the Damars, at least with Blue Sword, it's a bit of a what they need
> is a honky  but is also very good book about a young woman taking her life
> into her own control.
> I'm not the only one who's read Traveler in Time!  This isn't people of
> color but has anyone read the two Elizabeth Marie Pope books?  One is a Tam
> Lin story, set at the end of the reign of Mary Tudor, called the Perilous
> Gard.  The other is set in Upstate New York, both in modern day (the 1950s,
> I think) and the Revolutionary War.  I loved those books so much I never
> forgave her for not writing more.  Arrggh! Just read this wikipedia page on
> her and she was teaching at Mills College till 1982, when I was 17, having
> already read those two books over and over, and she was only one town
> away!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Marie_Pope
> I've wanderd off the subject but Ms Brown here has a tag for a permanent
> floating diversity book club:
> http://rachelmanija.livejournal.com/tag/permanent%20floating%20diversity%20book%20club
> Which has young adult and some younger books, for ideas.  First couple
> books  are Nnedi Okorafor's.  I like her reviews, but the livejournal would
> be for an adult to find things for a child, some of her site is NSFW :)
> I think someone recommended the Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett.
> He also wrote three books about a kid named Johnny (Only You Can Save
> Mankind, Johnny and the Dead, Johnny and the Bomb) which has a Black kid,
> though not the protagonist.   And while not people of color (that I
> noticed) he also wrote a trilogy about gnomes called the Bromeliad
> (Truckers, Diggers, Wings).
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM, Ulrika Isacsson <ulrikamc at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'd suggest Tamora Pierce - Protector of the Small
> > Alison Uttley - A Traveller in Time
> > Margaret Mahy - The Changeover
> > Robin McKinley - the Chronicles of Damar
> > Gail Carson Levine - Ella Enchanted
> > Caroline Stevermer - Magic Below Stairs
> >
> > Martha Wells has a new YA book, but I haven't read it yet so don't know
> if
> > it works for a 10 yo.
> >
> > //Ulrika
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