Book of the Day: Forever This Summer

Thursday, November 4, 2021
All Day


It was because of the Alzheimer’s which is like a big bully that takes stuff that doesn’t belong to them and won’t give it back.

Georgie has no idea what to expect when she, Mama, and Peaches are plopped down in the middle of small-town USA–aka Bogalusa, Louisiana–where Mama grew up and Great Aunt Vie needs constant care. Georgie wants to help out at the once famous family diner that served celebrities like the Jackson 5 and the Supremes, but everyone is too busy to show her the ropes, and Mama is treating her like a baby, not letting her leave her sight. When she finally gets permission to leave on her own, Georgie makes friends with Markie–a foster kid who’d been under Aunt Elvie’s care–who has a limb difference and a huge attitude. Then Markie asks Georgie to help her find her mom, and suddenly the summer has a real purpose. As Georgie’s and Markie’s histories begin to entwine, Georgie becomes more desperate to find the truth, and she may even find a way to right past wrongs and help Aunt Vie and Markie out after all.
From the critically claimed author, Leslie C. Youngblood, comes a book about holding on to family identity, and memories in post-Katrina Louisiana.