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.
Last Week on the Blog:
Last Week in Books:
I have to make this brief today, so will just highlight one young adult and one elementary level book. Salt to the Sea was phenomenal. Ruta Sepetys does historical fiction so well. I felt like I was there and it wasn't a place anyone would want to be quite honestly. It's a reminder of how awful war can be. Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope and in a New Land is a photo essay about immigration. It was created by two people from the midwest so it felt very familiar. I want to read the text again. It was very simple typically with only a sentence at a time on the pages. The photos, by Wing Young Huie, were fantastic.
The Coming Week:
I'm still working on these three books, Born Confused, Furiously Happy and Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. I also got an ARC, Lily and Dunkin, from Mr. Schu at the WEMTA conference last week and I want to start it soon. Booked should be in my hands sometime this week too. I'm guessing with Poem in Your Pocket Day this week, I'll be reading some poetry also. It should be a great week of reading.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 112/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
LGBTQIA Challenge - 8/31
ReadPOC Challenge - 80/125
#MustReadin2016 - 14/54
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge - 47/10
Around the World with Books 2016