Contributed by David Dybdahl
I liked how this was written in a sincere and relatable way from the point of view of Kenneth Watson, a little African American boy living with his family in Flint, Michigan. He tells about his small adventures at home, including bullies and unlikely friends at school. But after his older brother Byron gets in too much trouble, the Watsons decide to take a family vacation down to Birmingham to visit Grandma Sands and leave Byron with her for the summer. In 1963, the midst of the Civil Rights movement, they experience an event that is shocking and traumatic for all of them, especially Kenny.
Contributed by: Dr. Jenny Wienke
A Man Called Ove is a fiction novel about a man whose wife passed away. Since his wife passed, he feels he has nothing to live for anymore, so he decides he will commit suicide. However, every time he tries to commit suicide something stops him.