Sunday, December 7, 2008

Joseph

Joseph by Shelia P. Moses
Forced to move into a shelter with his mother due to her addiction to crack and alcohol, fourteen-year-old Joseph feels alone in a frightening world and wishes for the day his father would come back from fighting in the war in Iraq so that he could have some help in getting his family back on the right track.

3 comments:

James Ghagan/VOYA said...

...Negative influences such as drug dealers and users are described in a clear, cold light. Education and hard work are praised for their positive influences. Middle school and junior high teens will enjoy this story.

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved.

Ms. Yingling said...

This one was very effectively written and will be enjoyed by my students. They are fascinated with people whose lives are significantly worse than their own.