I am starting off the challenge with a book that I am reviewing for Heyday Books. It is called Farmworker's Daughter and it is the memoir of a girl born in Mexico, but raised in the US. I was not thrilled about starting an international challenge in the US...since the point of the challenge is to get out of here and voyage elsewhere (well, depending on where you live I guess...but since I live here!). But I had already started this book, and really needed/wanted to keep reading it. So yes, it is a beautiful book. I am about 70 pages into it (as the weather has been too tempting to me lately *sunshine*!) oh, but it is a beautiful story of perseverance, family, relationships and growing up unlike those around you...I'll post a review when I've finished.
Where have you started your Orbis Terrarum journey?? Are you enjoying it so far?