My second book of spring break is finished. I have been so tired this spring break and am grateful we are only halfway through, so I can continue to rest.
The first book I finished, I was previewing for our Gothic Literature class- The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnson.
I just finished reading How Dare the Sunrise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana. Sandra grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was in a camp when rebels came in and attacked. People were shot, burned, and killed. Her younger sister was one them murdered. Sandra talks about her journey to the United States and how she worked through some of her trauma.
This book made me think about the refugee students at my school. I know there stories- but only from a few lines, or paragarphs shared though a document. Living this journey with Sandra through her story, helped me to see the journey she went through as a refugee. The ups and the downs. Her struggles. It was a very powerful story, and I am grateful she was able to put her words down in this book.
I am currently using this book for my book club I run at my school with students and staff. Not many people signed up for the book club, but I hope through my book talks, I can share this book with others.
Next up on my spring break list, Anxious People by Fredrick Backman.