Makeover Monday: Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Makeover Monday:  Awful Cover, Great Book

Bamboo PeopleBamboo People by Mitali Perkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an incredibly interesting story about two child soldiers from Burma. It bums me out that I can’t get my students to read it. I’d like them to reissue it with a different cover, because even my wicked book talking skills aren’t overcoming that first moment my kids set eyes on the book and judge it. I’ll keep trying though.

As an adult, I confess I don’t dislike the cover, but it has no appeal for teens and pre-teens (the target audience).

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