The first is Red Girl, Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. As you might guess by the title, this is about two opposing political parties and an election. What could be more appropriate during our current election year. This book follows the lives of two of the children of the candidates. One candidate has spent his life getting ready for a run for the presidency and his daughter has her eyes on the White House. The other candidate is the outsider. Her son could care less about the whole election process and what it means for his family. Of course, they meet and the sparks fly in more ways than one. A light hearted romance with a message about what real friendship is about.
The other book that I have chosen today is about loyalty and freedom. How much power should the federal government have and how much should stay in the hands of the states? If you belong to the National Guard and Washington asks you to stand with them over your state Governor, what do you do? The National Guard acts as an arm of the state government. Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy presents these questions. Trent Reedy built on his own experience in the National Guard to bring reality to a fictional situation. This one will make you think about the amount of power our government has over our rights and whether or not we think they should be allowed that power. This is the first book in a series of three.
Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!