Books I Missed As a Kid: Call It Courage

As a kid I read a good bit of young adult material. Amidst all of the Jules Verne and Walter Dean Myers (and many others) I missed Armstrong  Sperry’s Call It Courage.

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.



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2 responses to “Books I Missed As a Kid: Call It Courage

  1. katie

    This book is a great resource for both learning about books I never read as a kid, and books that I want to make sure my kids don’t miss out on:

    1001 children’s books you must read before you grow up

  2. Glad you’re having fun, Katie! I’m a sucker for those “must read” collections…thanks for the link!

    Leigh Anne

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