More Than Bread
Smith, Bonappetit & Son
“…[N]o matter what I say, they never really listen,” he notes of his parents; Before I’m even done talking, I can see them rephrasing, interpreting, as if because I’m the kid and they’re the adults, they’re not completely fluent in my language.
But Tom, taken for granted by his friends, parents, and even Judge, realizes that the world is not so black and white that rebellion is the answer. When asked by Judge to participate in a demonstration that would surely have repercussions for Tom’s father, Tom acts in a manner that stays true to his values. Author Nora Rock balances fast-paced storytelling with just enough introspective breaks. (Ages 13+) mRb