It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
If you want to know more about what I've been reading, visit my Goodreads shelf.
The Past Week on the Blog:
I finished There There by Tommy Orange. It was an interesting novel about urban Natives in the Oakland area. They had intertwining stories that all led to one powwow. I definitely think it's worth a read. I started How I Resist today and am really appreciating the variety of voices.
I did read a few picture books, but life was very busy this week as I was one of the presenters at the Zolotow award ceremony in Madison this weekend. It was so cool to hand the award to Bao Phi for his book A Different Pond. It was also very nerve-wracking to speak in front of so many people with an audience containing authors and editors along with teachers, librarians, and others. The Zolotow Symposium was the following day so it was an excellent weekend. Here are some highlights:
|Zolotow Lecture - Benjamin Alire-Sáenz|
|Erin Entrada Kelly|
The Coming Week: I'll finish How I Resist and will get to read a few more from a pile I have checked out.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 527800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 158/300
#MustReadin2018 - 19/30