Thursday, April 23, 2009

Other books about journeys....

I meant to do this post a week or so ago and I just never got around to it. But even though we've finished So B. It, it's never to late to post a few read-alikes. In So B. It, Heidi goes on a cross-country journey to find out about her past and her family history. If you enjoyed So B. It, here are a few other books about girls on journeys that you might like as well...

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt

Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Bird by Angela Johnson

Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.

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