Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Popular: Vintage Wisdom For a Modern Geek / Maya Van Wagenen / 259 Pages
I had read an except from this book many months ago and was intrigued by what this middle school girl was doing. When the book was nominated for the Truman book award, I had to read it. She found a book about being popular that her dad bought at a thrift store. The book was written in the 1950s to help young girls be popular. Maya's mom gave her the idea that she should try the ideas in her own life. Each month she used information from a different chapter to try to change her life. It was an interesting experiment, and Maya learned a lot about herself and her classmates.