October 15, 2012

Freedom & Enlightenment

Friends, I am a complete philosophy nut. Plato teaches that our task as the enlightened is to ascend into the light, descend back into the dark, and bring others to know good. (This entire post may be an excuse to get you to watch the video below, which explains the Allegory of the Cave. Maybe.)

SO, here I am sharing stories that will help you enlighten the young people in your life when it comes to FREEDOM. Young Liberty Friends, these are AWESOME books. Read them. Come speak with me about them when you finish. Tell me what you think. (I'll bribe you with a Twizzler.)
Dancing to Freedom: The True Story of…
Image from Library Thing

Picture Books~
Dancing to Freedom by Li Cunxin
Scarlet Stocking's Spy Trinka Hakes Noble

The Wall by Peter Sis
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Juvenile Fiction-
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Image from Library Thing
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Klipfish Code by Mary Casanova
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddox
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau