[I started following FLYLēF early on for their fantastic reviews. Since then, I was able to download her AMAZING graphics (see all my graphics), participate in her themed posts, and her book of choice giveaway hop. I’ve even gotten bookmarks from here (see the thumbnail image of my blog name). FLYLēF is just such a talented person and you should follow the calligraphy instagram!]
A most exuberant and heartfelt congratulations to my dear friend Lili, whose blog Utopia State of Mind, turns two! To help her celebrate in glorious bibliophile style, a group of bloggers and I are dedicating a post to discuss the topic that revolves round the importance of representation in books.
I’d like to share with you a book that matters to me not from my cultural point of view, but from the representation of who I’ve grown into—a mother. The book that I’ve read more times than I can recall, the book that still pierces my heart, is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This book calls out to me deeply because it captures so poignantly a mother’s love for their children. I would give life and limb for my sons. Always.
Thank you Lili for letting me share in this momentous occasion. Cheers to another great year!!
Have you read The Giving Tree? I remember reading this as a child and found it so utterly touching.