A is for Audacity.
What day is it? It’s day 1 of
the A to Z Challenge!
Otherwise known as the letter A Day.
What is it, you ask? And how can you participate? Bloggers from all over the world write 26 posts in the month of April, one blog for each letter of the alphabet, six days a week with Sundays off. Anyone who blogs or likes to read blogs can join in. Click here to get started! And be sure to visit other participating blogs and leave comments.
A reminder that my theme for 2017 is
Young Adult Novels and Novels with Young Adult Narrators.
Every day I will post the titles of one to three young adult novels. Today’s selection speaks to the trait of audacity.
In this novel, Arnold Spirit has the audacity to challenge the pattern of growing up in his Spokane tribe, an environment plagued by alcoholism and violence, and attend a white high school. He is an outsider in both worlds. The Indians on his reservation feel betrayed, and the white kids in the new school don’t understand his background of poverty.
Anne Shirley, an orphan from one of the infamous Orphan Train runs, has the audacity to reach for a full family life even though she is initially rejected due to her gender. Despite the many difficulties of fitting into semi-rural, small town life, Anne never loses her spirit of daring and imagination.
Astrid Jones has the audacity to question her sexuality, at first only voicing her concerns and desires to anonymous airplane passengers passing in the sky above her. Later she will develop the courage to speak her mind openly and admit she loves a girl despite the difficult consequences this will entail.
There you have it. Three young adult novels featuring protagonists with the audacity to challenge the hands they were dealt. Have you read any of these? Thoughts?