Contributing Author: Tasslyn Magnusson
Here are a few things I loved about this - I loved that Zephyr doesn't always want to be a hero. That she is scared. (Like me). I love that she gets angry - really, really angry. And accepting that anger is part of her journey - not stuffing it, a lesson I was taught far too often as a girl. I love that Zephyr comes to see herself as beautiful - that she isn't told she's beautiful by others, although they clearly see her that way - but that we get to see her struggle with that inside.
So, I could say SO MUCH MORE. But, put this ON YOUR LIST. Few details - I bought Promise of Shadows from Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis. They were kind enough to mail to this lazy girl ... I only live 45 minutes away.
I'm buying this book for my niece - she's going to be 13. She's a reader and a writer. I love the positive messages about power and bodies and the AWESOME story. I'm also going to buy a copy for my son - he and I love to read together. He'd LOVE the adventure and it won't take him long to get over his tweenish weirdness about girls. After all, Zephyr is a Harpy - that's not like any female he knows.
Alright folks - let's chat - what diverse book are YOU reading?