This Newberry Medal winner came back on my radar via some exciting Library of Congress radio spots I heard while driving in the car. The idea behind them is to promote literacy among young adults, but the dramatic reading of a couple of lines from Call It Courage got me fired up enough to seek the little book out. It’s a wonderful read, and actually makes a nice book end of sorts to Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea.
This neat little experience has prompted me to start examining some other titles I “missed” reading while growing up. I’ll report on those in subsequent posts.