Friday, August 12, 2011

To Timbuktu by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg

Casey and Steven met while studying abroad in Morocco during their junior year in college, and fell in love. Their life back in the states is spent on opposite coasts, and after college that the two decide to travel together. Their adventure starts off in China teaching English as a second language. After six months, they travel a bit, before settling in Mali, where they spend a year doing research and painting. Casey uses words to tell their story, while Steven illustrates it, giving two distinctive points of view, and making it an appealing read. Not just for young adults, To Timbuktu is for anyone who is wondering what to do next in their life, as well of those who like to travel off the beaten path.