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.
Last Week on the Blog:
by Adam Silvera at Rich in Color
Last Week in Books:
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen (WI Author!!) is so fabulous. I will be re-reading my copy multiple times. I love that there are 44 different voices shared in this work and it's super accessible. And it's intersectional. And glorious. And there is a playlist. And comics. Have I sold you yet? Get it.
Since The Hammer of Thor won a Stonewall and I've been working my way through that list, I picked it up and had an entertaining time reading. I appreciate how Rick Riordan creates unique and diverse characters and packs humor and action in there too. Fun stuff.
Unbecoming was a Stonewall honor book this year. It's a wonderful multi-generational book. I love that there is a grandmother involved as my grandmother is also aging and I could connect to much that was happening. I would call it a lovely book.
Dear Pope Francis is a nice collection of letters from children along with the Pope's answers. It's a book we have in my school library that quite a few children have checked out so I wanted to give it a go. He gave very thoughtful answers to some simple and complex questions.
Pedro for President is a cute early chapter book and I enjoyed learning about slinkys in The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring.
The Coming Week:
I'm about to start Juliet Takes a Breath and Wonders of the Invisible World, but other than that I don't have many plans. We will see what comes my way. Have a great week!