Teen Action Committee: Monthly Book Recommendations

July 2019:  Picked by Carina

They Cage the Animals by Jennings Michael Burch


Are you looking for a book that will make you sob your eyes out until you have no tears left to cry? A book that makes you hold your loved ones a little closer? Well look no further than They Cage the Animals at Night, an autobiography written by Jennings Michael Burch. Burch tells his own personal story of growing up through the foster systems of America, and the struggles of never having a stable home. A story about never knowing if his mother will come back for him, and the several causes of his broken and aching heart. The reflection is beautifully written, and truly succeeds in drawing the reader in, and feeling each scar that Burch received, both physically and mentally. It reminds the audience never to take family for granted, and always remain strong no matter what may happen. - Carina Whiting

Previous Picks:

September 2018:   Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (chosen by Gianna Lodato)

October 2018:  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (chosen by Alexis N.)

November and December 2018:  The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny  Han (chosen by Uma)

January 2019:  Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly (chosen by Audrey Baker)

February 2019:   Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Meltdown by Jeff Kinnery (chosen by Enzo Whetton)

March and April 2019:   Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (chosen by Susan)

May 2019:  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (chosen by Uma)

June 2019:   Paper Towns by John Green (chosen by Nina)





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