Hello everybody! I am glad to be back today with the meme/series by Nikki @ The night is dark and full of books. For Searching Saturday, each Saturday has a new topic and you talk about books that fit into that topic to add to your TBR or just to inform your readers about. For info on how to join in, click here. Without further hesitation, let’s get into this Searching Saturday.
This week’s topic is Important Topics; search for books that discuss a topic that is important to me. I think I have a few topics that I want to search up in my head I’m gonna go find those.
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
“Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it’s mostly about sex.
No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual—even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.
Actually, Aki’s theory is that she’s got only one shot at living an interesting life—and that means she’s got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It’s time for her to actually do something. Or at least try.
So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa—slightly older, far more experienced—it seems her theory is prime for the testing.
But it’s not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you’re in love? It’s going to be a summer of testing theories—and the result may just be love.” – Goodreads
I chose this book because I like the aspect of finding the true you that it seems to be shedding off. This topic of LGBTQ+ is important to me because not enough light is shed on it that needs to be. We need to see more of this side of gay/lesbian/bi of finding who you really are being able to come to that conclusion in your life no matter how long you’ve known it or not. Goodreads | Amazon
Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O’Malley Cerra
“Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team, the Palmetto Bugs. But then the tragedy of September 11 happens. It’s quickly discovered that one of the hijackers lived nearby, making Jake’s Florida town an FBI hot spot. Two days later, the tragedy becomes even more personal when Jake’s best friend, Sam Madina, is pummeled for being an Arab Muslim by their bully classmate, Bobby.
According to Jake’s personal code of conduct, anyone who beats up your best friend is due for a butt kicking, and so Jake goes after Bobby. But soon after, Sam’s father is detained by the FBI and Jake’s mom doubts the innocence of Sam’s family, forcing Jake to choose between his best friend and his parents. When Jake finds out that Sam’s been keeping secrets, too, he doesn’t know who his allies are anymore. But the final blow comes when his grandpa’s real past is revealed to Jake. Suddenly, everything he ever knew to be true feels like one big lie. In the end, he must decide: either walk away from Sam and the revenge that Bobby has planned, or become the hero he’s always aspired to be.” – Goodreads
I chose this one, because its a middle grade novel about a serious topic, two, because it deals with Muslims and how they are treated in the United States unrightfully, and three, because its about how the people who care about those Muslims react to the situations that they are in. Goodreads | Amazon
The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
“Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference.
Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.
So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il!
Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.” – Goodreads
I could not skip over this book when I saw it was a picture book about a young black girl marching for what she believes in. I’m black and I care about our rights here in the country where occasionally, we can be treated wrongly. And being a teenager, seeing kids speak up for issues that they think are wrong make me so emotional that at so young they are so aware when to be honest, they shouldn’t have to be. So to see a book like this really makes me happy. Goodreads | Amazon
That’s all for today! I am prewriting a bunch of tips today but I didn’t get much done haha. If you want to see me do any tags or posts, comment them down below I want to post more since I haven’t been running. See ya later! – Kambria