Tuesday, 3 March 2009
There are many candidates for books that have affected me. Achebe's, Things Fall Apart, Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Toni Morrison's, Beloved, to name a few. But the effect they have had on me is nothing compared to my amazement at seeing The Child's reaction to Polly's March (above). Let's be clear. I'm not talking about the love for a story that requires it to be read night after night ad infinitum or nauseum. This is different. Polly's March is the story of a young girl's introduction to the suffragette movement in a historical story series of six books set in the same house on the same London street. I won't spoil the story for you. But this book will have your boys and girls campaigning for equal rights. Buy it, read it, borrow it.