As a pediatrician, I’m an advocate to encourage children to read. Often the focus is on early childhood reading, which is important, but at times we forget to continue to encourage older children. Books are a great alternative to video games and cellphones and allow children’s imaginations to grow and develop. Books also provide insights into history and expand horizons and sometimes provide encouragement and hope. Books are also fun to read. As an aspiring writer, I will occasionally highlight works from new authors or established authors.
Encourage your kids to read and you may enjoy reading the book with them and sharing your perspectives on the characters and story lines. Below is the featured book for this month, Elected by Rori Shay.
ELECTED by Rori Shay
YA Sci Fi
It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond the borders.
As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret – the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.
Rori Shay is an author living in the Washington, DC area with her family, black lab, and cat – just not quite in the same exciting circumstances as ELECTED’s main character, Aloy. She enjoys running, gardening, reading, doing yoga, and volunteering with the Dwelling Place non-profit. Rori is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
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