Of course there were no biracial characters for me, and though that would have been GREAT, I could relate to the black or white hero or heroine, so it’s all good. Is that a biracial thing, I wonder? Anyway, here are some of my personal favorites. Books I loved from the time I could read til the 8th grade. I found the covers that I owned or borrowed from the library. I loved these books so much! Books were my friends. I have vivid memories of my dad reading Ramona the Pest to me, and me staying up really late to finish Mrs. Piggle Wiggle in one day, and the moment I first met my (step)sister Shannon and she was sitting on the couch reading Ramona Forever and I knew we’d get along. My heart began pounding every time I came across the book cover that looked like mine. I think I can smell them. Now I want to read them again. I’m sure I’ve forgetten some and will end up doing another post. Shannon, can you think of anything I forgot?