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Cover designs can vary so much from one round of printing to the next that I decided to focus on titles this week. I included links to descriptions of the plots of these stories for anyone who needs them, and I also added a sentence or two about why each one grabbed my attention.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
I loved stuffed animals and dolls when I was a kid, so the idea of a velveteen rabbit appealed to me immediately.
The Kind of Girl I Am by Julia Watts
This title didn’t make sense to me at all when I first saw it, so I had to figure out what it was actually saying!
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
Isn’t that an attention-grabbing title? I sure thought it was good. Originally, I’d assumed he was adopted and wanted to see if my guess was correct there.
The Bigger Book of Lydia by Margaret Willey
This was one of the first times I ever remember seeing my name in a book title, and it made this a must-read for me. Luckily, it’s become a little more common to find characters who share my name these days.