Jen & Kellee over at Teach Mentor Texts host a meme every Monday that invites people to share the children's and young adult books they have been reading over the past week and what they plan on reading the following week.
You may find more complete information about what I am reading at Goodreads or by clicking on the Goodreads widget along the side of my blog.
The Past Week:
Scaredy Squirrel made me laugh the hardest, the artwork of Golden Domes had me in awe, and I Hate Picture Books! got me all nostalgic about picture books I have loved. Sky Color made me smile and is a great book about creativity. World on a String would be great when a child is going through a loss. Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors is flat out gorgeous aside from the great learning that can also happen. Me Want Pet! was fun, but I was just too much of a curmudgeon that day to enjoy the caveman grammar after the first page, so here is a better review of it from Mr. Schu.
I fully enjoyed both of these exciting dystopian adventures. They have two completely different worlds, but both have characters that I felt connected to immediately. Fortunately, both books were the first in a series so I don't have to say goodbye to those characters yet.
I am continually shocked by how much I don't know about racism in our country. In Courage Has No Color, Tanya Lee Stone quotes Stephen Ambrose who said, "Soldiers were fighting the world's worst racist, Adolph Hitler, in the world's most segregated army." I knew that the military was segregated to a certain degree, but I just didn't understand the full scope. Black Americans were kept in menial positions for many years and Stone tells the story of the first black paratroopers as they began to make change happen.
The Coming Week:
I am reading a digital galley of Awakening, the sequel to Tankborn. I have also just started to read Huntress by Malinda Lo and I will likely follow that up with the other book Ash. Other than that, I have quite a pile waiting for me. It will be hard to choose.
What will you be reading?