Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 09

Endangered

by Stacey

When Sally at my favorite children’s book store, Books, Bytes and Beyond, told me there was a book I had to read, I bought it immediately. Sally has never steered me wrong. But I was not totally convinced this time. The book she gave me was Endangered by Eliot Schrefer. A book about a young girl, Bonobos and the war-torn Congo.

It’s a good thing that a trusted recommender (I know this isn’t a word but it should be) called my attention to the book because I never would have read it. And the once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. The story is sad and overwhelming at times but the message is so overwhelmingly empowering that it is possible to get through all the yucky stuff.

A must read- even and maybe especially if it seems like it’s not.

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