Hello! New member, first-time poster.
I am currently reading Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang. The audience is middle-grade, but the subject matter and story can be meaningful for adults as well. I'm the type of person who likes to interpret the present through a lense from the past, and this book is a window into events that many have forgotten or never learned (as in the case of tweens and teens), and an attempt by the author to keep the mistakes of the past from being repeated in the present.
I'm just getting started, but it was recommended to me by a pastor's wife who has good taste. So far the writing has been enjoyable to read, and I can already see how it could be a good discussion-starter for parents of tweens/teens (especially for those who are beginning to understand how politics can play a direct role in one's life).
On a side note, I'm also reading a harmony of the gospels -- and I don't know why I have never done that before! It has been so illuminating to see not only the timeline of Jesus clearly laid out and easy to grasp, but to also see the similarities and differences between the gospel writers. A bonus is that most passeges will be read two to four times, thus giving opportunities for meditation, contemplation, and reflection before moving on to the next passage.
I highly recommend it for those who have read the gospels before, and would like to go deeper into the chronology and exposure to scripture.