Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hope Chest

Hope Chest by Karen Schwabach
When eleven-year-old Violet runs away from home in 1920 and takes the train to New York City to find her older sister who is a suffragist, she falls in with people her parents would call "the wrong Sort" and ends up in Nashville, Tennessee, where the "Suffs" and the Antis" are gathered, awaiting the crucial vote on the nineteenth amendment. Mr. Martin, one the the main characters says, "You can never know what seeds your words and actions might plant...Even when you don't win, you don't always lost. Remember that."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this book. I thought it was going to be predictable, but it wasn't. I enjoyed this charming read and I highly recommend it as a must read for middle schoolers.