There’s no denying it: 2017 has been difficult. In a year of massive upheaval that asked people everywhere to stay informed and challenge their own assumptions, one thing that kept us hopeful for the future was our to-be-read pile. The stories we shared in 2017 tugged at our heartstrings, made us laugh, brought on tears, opened our eyes to the experiences of others, and helped us imagine the future. The world is constantly changing, but one thing that’s never changed is the power of a beautiful story to move and inspire a reader.
Watch the video below to hear all about the six books Emma and Abbe loved the most in 2017. These books (as well as some of their top picks for holiday gifts) are available in the Read it Forward Jolabokaflod store.