|Don't you love this cover!!|
Courage is a book young people, along with parents, teachers, librarians and anyone who cares about young people will want to look into. It's about friendship, and family, that very first crush and the need to be the best. In last month's post about The Importance of School, I told you a little about Courage and how it's march toward publication progressed. For this month, here's a brief overview:
The story inside COURAGE
There are many types of COURAGEIt takes courage to step up to a bad guy to protect what’s left of your family. Even more courage when that bad guy was once your personal hero. He also has to find the courage to do the unthinkable, fighting his brother to protect what’s left of his family. Most of all, it takes courage to agree to forgive.
PS: T also has to mount that springboard and dive his heart out.
Tell me what you thinkCOURAGE is defined as the ability to do something that frightens you, and displaying strength in the face of pain or grief. That word accurately describes the kids in this modern-day retelling of the prodigal son story, from the point of view of the good brother who stayed home.
I showed a bit of the opening last month. Click HERE for an excerpt showing Lamont's homecoming.
Tell me how you feel. About the book, the characters, and ways you see ordinary young people displaying extraordinary courage?