From Tia’s Pen: I used to look at the Carmen Brown series by Stephanie Perry Moore and think to myself, I can’t wait until my baby girl can read. Well, I still think that way, but this time I know my daughter will be able to enjoy Moore’s books at an even earlier age. I know your little girls will fall for the Morgan Love Series just like I did. Your daughter will be able to relate to the ups and downs in little Morgan’s life, but they’ll also share in her victories. She’s a little lady in the making, and even at her young age she’s learning how to trust God. Aren’t we all?
The books in the Morgan Love series are cute, realistic stories, but parents will appreciate that Moore has thrown in some education aspects as well. Your girls will grow their vocabulary and even learn a few new math skills as they read along! (They’re chapter books geared toward 7-9 year olds). Of course I’m an advocate of all books that teach a Christ-center message, but I also cheer for the Morgan Love series because it features an African-American protagonist. Our girls need that. But I encourage parents of all races to introduce your girls to Morgan Love. She’s in second grade now, but who know….we might get a chance to grow up with her! I give the Morgan Love series my high heel STOMP of approval!
About The Morgan Love Series:
Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants. Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country? Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school? Why do I have to make new friends? Why? Why? Why? Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and stepdad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude.
When Morgan discovers that Antoine and Alec, the new kids on her block are big bullies she doesn’t know what to do. When she goes back to school, she finds out that Alec is the also the new kid in her class. When her friend Trey, stops hanging out with her and the others and hangs out with Alec instead, she is worried. She doesn’t want Trey to get into trouble nor have the other kids think she’s a tattletale. Morgan is having a hard time knowing what she should do. Should she continue to keep quiet or is it time to speak up?
Morgan, wanting to fit in with the crowd, teases a large girl and a special-ed kid at school. When she is caught she has to go to the principal’s office. When she finds out how much her teasing hurt her classmates she feels bad. Later, while playing together, Morgan and her cousins all share a secret wish. Morgan wants to be prettier. Drake wants to be taller. Sadie wants longer hair. When she goes to vacation bible school Morgan learns that God made each person just the way they are for a reason, even those kids she laughed at and teased. Just the way they are, is okay and they are all something special to God.
When Morgan lets her best friend, Brook talk her into doing something her mommy tells her not to do, she gets into trouble. But that does not stop Morgan from disobeying her mommy again. When she ignores her mommy and takes her iPod to school, she not only gets in trouble but is badly hurt by one of the older girls. She learns that when she doesn’t obey her parents she is not only letting them down but God too. The next time Brook tries to talk Morgan into doing what she knows is wrong; Morgan decides to do the right thing.
Don’t be afraid. Have no fear. That’s what Morgan’s parents and grandparents were always telling her. But she was having a hard time doing what they said as she thought about the big test coming up and wondered if her daddy was on the navy shipped that was recently attacked. When Morgan shares her fears with her mommy, her mommy tells her about the good news from God and about Heaven, Morgan begins to understand why her parents and grandparents are always telling her to have no fear.
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About The Author: Stephanie Perry Moore
STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God’s way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children. Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com.