Monday, July 5, 2021

The Best Man by Richard Peck

The Best Man by Richard Peck was published in 2016, and this book is set in current day instead of Peck's usual practice of telling stories of a by-gone era. 

Peck is a good storyteller. I liked that Archer has two good parents who love each other. This book is funny, so I need to lend it to my granddaughter  who loves books that make her laugh. 

I like that Peck handles LGBTQ+ issues in this story in a beautiful way. 

Peck writes about school situations that always make me laugh. Even though there are a lot of laughs in this story, Peck knows how to be serious when necessary. 

A quote I liked:

"Archer, honey, change doesn't care whether you're ready for change or not. Change happens anyway" (137).

Read to a child even if that child is you. 

We've had a few more book donations. 

The author dropped this book into my little library, so I grabbed it for the NICU babies. 

My granddaughter Callie donated this cute pop-up book. 

This selection of board books was donated by H.ailey

Angela Jensen sent this fun selection. 

 Every donation helps us give books to babies. Thank you all so very much. 

Link to our NICU book registry to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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