I'm going to talk about a coupe of short but really good books. The first is Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills. Remember how I talked about biographies the other day? Well, this book shows how reading biographies can really impact your life. Riley O'Rourke has a lot of obstacles in his life--his dad left five years ago, his mom doesn't make much money, and he can't take the music lessons he wants so desperately because they can't afford to rent an instrument. But then his teacher assigns the class the project of reading biographies and Riley gets Theodore Roosevelt. What does Riley know about that man, except that he was president? As Riley does his reading, the things he learns about Theodore Roosevelt begin to change his life. What are those things? You'll have to read this book to find out!
The other book is Stone Fox by John Gardiner. What would you do if your grandfather were too sick to take of the family farm and you owed $500 in back taxes. How would you get that much money? That's the problem facing 10-year Willy out in Wyoming. His only chance is to win the dogsled competition held every winter. Yet how could a ten year-old boy hope to beat veteran racers, especially the great Indian named Stone Fox, who has never lost? You've got to read this exciting and unforgettable story to see what happens.
Well, noble Jedi, we're down to the wire. I hate to think what sort of taunting Darth Bill will give us! Yet don't give up hope--all is not lost!