This is only the thrid time we have ever had a tie for first place. So this is what we are going to do. For the next 48 hours the two books are going into a quick vote. Both books are below with a description, cost and cover art. Select one of the two books for September’s Book of the Month. The book with the most votes at the end of the 48 hours will win!
The theme for the month is Banned Book
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Published in 1952
Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.
When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester
Published June 1, 2003
Jenna and Jeremy knew their parents’ marriage was in trouble. But no one could have predicted what would come next. Now with Mom dead and Dad in jail, Jenna and Jeremy must re-create a family of their own. But each guards a secret that could send their fragile new lives into a tailspin.
Newbery Honor winner Julius Lester paints a dramatic portrait of a family forced to confront the unimaginable.
Reader’s guide included.
Just pick one