19 April 2010
Because I Am Furniture
Chaltas, Thalia. Because I Am Furniture. New York: Penguin, 2009.
This book is written in free verse, and it is the story of a girl who grows up in an abusive home. She herself is not abused, but her brother and sister are. We follow the main character as she finds her voice and realizes that the things going on in her home need to stop.
I like this story because it is descriptive without being graphic and because the main character's family gets the help they need by the end of the story. This book will be on my classroom shelf.