Wednesday, April 17, 2013

100 Books in 2013: Blue

Book 13:   Blue by Joyce Hosttetter

This is the story of Ann Fay who is now the man of house since her father has been shipped off to war in the 1940s.  Unfortunately, her brother comes down with polio and she is left alone to care for her two sisters while her mother stays with the brother at the hospital.  After her brother dies and her mother returns home, Ann Fay finds herself having to take care of her mother, too.  Then one day she is struck with polio and shipped off to a hospital where she becomes friends with a black girl.

A very moving story of family, friendship, war and sickness, racial inequality, faith and hope and perseverance.

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