Just one for this month! Don't get me wrong- it's not that I haven't been reading (heaven forbid)- it's just that I've been taking a break from reading for pleasure and started trying my hand at reading that will challenge me. So far, it's nothing worth reporting, but a teacher on summer has to find a way to keep her mind busy!
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
could at times be tiresome, the story and characters and landscape all came to life (even with such an unbelievable premise). Through the eyes of a woman not unlike myself, I felt I could see what it would have been like to leave civilization behind and come to know a new way of life. I developed an even greater sense of respect for this ancient culture and learned a lot about the struggle of the Plains Indians during this turbulent time period. It is a rich text that presents a bright new perspective.