It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.
If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
The Previous Week:
I will highlight the best of each of these groups. Dangerous was reviewed last week over at Rich in Color by Jessica. I found it to be on the young side of YA. It was an entertaining sci-fi adventure. Maisy, the main character, is Latina and is missing part of her arm. She does not limit herself and uses all of her talents to do what needs to be done. Shannon Hale has a great post here about her main character. I just have to say that Tender Morsels is way beyond bizarre. I only finished it because it won a Printz and I am trying to read all of them. It was not my cup of tea even though I usually love fairytale retellings.
Separate is Never Equal was my overall favorite of the week. It is a non-fiction picture book that chronicles the Mendez family and their fight for desegregation of schools in California. This is a bit of history that is often overlooked and I am glad to have it in our library. I can't help myself. I have to talk about one more. Just us Women was a lot of fun and it's one I ran across during inventory. I'd never seen it before and was glad to find it.
A Year in Japan is a sort of scrapbook/journal that highlights some of the interesting things that the author experienced during a year in Kyoto. Beth Shaum reviewed it which brought it to my attention. Since my teenager will be heading to Japan in about two weeks, I thought we might both enjoy it. I loved the sketches and the less than typical things she noted such as seeing sumo wrestlers on the street going about their everyday lives.
The Coming Week:
I am listening to and enjoying Heist Society on a Playaway and Landline on CD (via a Goodreads giveaway). I have barely started Last Airlift, but like it so far. I am really enjoying Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery. Beyond these four I am not sure what I will be getting to, but it is shaping up to be a great week. What will you be reading?