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?
Great books! I am interested in reading Me Want Pet and Scaredy Squirrel. I really liked I Hate Picture books.ReplyDelete
I am not a huge Scaredy Squirrel fan, but this one really got me laughing.Delete
Courage Has No Color looks like it is going to be getting a lot of recognition this year. I've seen it highly reviewed all over the place! In the picture of your stack of books I spy one I absolutely love!! My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece. It is too edgy to put in my classroom library (mainly one very hilarious manger making scene), but I surely loved it!
Oh, I will move My Sister up closer to the top of the stack! Sounds great. Thanks!Delete
I am happy you enjoyed Cinder! It's a favorite of mine and I LOVED Scarlet even more. Here's what I am working on http://wp.me/pzUn5-1tHReplyDelete
I just picked up Scarlet from the library a few minutes ago! Glad to hear it's a good one.Delete
As a fellow camper and Scaredy Squirrel fan, I must find that book! Courage Has No Color is on my list, so I'm glad to see more positive and consistent review for it. Have a great week . . . it looks like your TBR pile will offer some treats!ReplyDelete
Would you believe I am reading three books right now and none of them are from that pile plus I just added three more from the library hold shelf this evening. The pile is getting out of control. ;)Delete
I bought Tankborn right when it came out and never got to it; glad to hear it is good. Thank you for sharing the other titles as well :)ReplyDelete
Happy reading this week :)
I am reading Tankborn since the sequel just came out. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Wow! That's quite a stack of books to be read. Thanks for reminding me about Courage Has No Color. I've been meaning to get it, but have been focused on lower grade books lately.ReplyDelete
I am betting I will have to renew some of them. :)Delete