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 Blogs:
At Rich in Color - YA Pura Belpré Titles
Last Week in Reading:
See No Color was an excellent find. Alex is a biracial teen who was adopted into a white family. She is beginning to question some of the attitudes around race that she experiences from her family and others. The internal and external dialogue around race is valuable. I loved this review by Sarah Hannah Gómez. It's cool to have an adopted character written by an author who was also transracially adopted.
Ack, I am running out of time to talk about all of the titles. The other two that really stand out are the nonfiction titles. Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community was a wonderful middle grade nonfiction title looking at the history and the shaping of Pride celebrations. The photos are fantastic and the information is delivered conversationally so it's an easy read. Maybe Something Beautiful is the story of a community beautifying their public spaces. It's illustrated by one of the people the story is about too, Rafael Lopez. That makes it a little magical.
These books are coming my way and I will start at least a few of them. I also have Death by Toilet Paper on my shelf here at home. I wish you a wonderful week of reading.