What is it like living in a family of 6? Bigger families than that have existed, of course. However, can you imagine sharing one bathroom with your three or even four sisters? Ask Patrice, Donna, Shannon, Charity, and Faith Smith. If you don't know them well, you can learn alot about them through the characters they write about (Diamond, Sheila, Crystal and Felicity) found in The Struggle: 4 Girls and 1 Bathroom. This book has 13 chapters, 161 pages and was written and illustrated by the girls, preface by their Mom who encourages them to self-publish and edited by their Dad.
The book is written more like a journal. It has random thoughts and covers topics such as Egypt, healthy snacking, Juneteenth day, Disney World, holidays and birthday celebrations. Instead of reading like characters in a story, it reads as a conversation between you and the characters. However, the characters are also authors, as the introduction begins with if you havent read our first book, go ahead and do so. The girls are quite hilarious and with much practice and intrinsic motivation, I believe they will become great writers and illustrators. I wish them the best of luck for 2018!