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The Past Week:
I reviewed The Perfect Percival Priggs by Julie-Anne Graham
I loved How to Read a Story by Kate Messner. It will be a wonderful book share as a read aloud. Mummy Cat is absolutely gorgeous. We Should All Be Feminists is a fantastic TEDTalk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave that I had already seen. I didn't realize that until I was reading it. It was nice to see it in print though. The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill was an intriguing middle grade fantasy that I listened to while I was setting up our new library and then while driving to Madison this weekend - quite enjoyable. Macbeth wasn't exactly cheerful, but Gareth Hinds does an excellent job making classics accessible. I really appreciate his explanations for his writing and illustration decisions that he includes at the end. I will review Trail of the Dead by Bruchac later this month over at Rich in Color, but I was quite entertained and look forward to reading more in this series. Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn was a book that had me thinking. It's interesting because it is essentially a writer being asked by an elder to help him share thoughts with the world. The problem for me, was I never felt like I entirely trusted the writer. He doesn't share the elder's name because he said that there was a promise of anonymity. I guess I am a skeptic though so I wondered how we were supposed to be able to see the line between the author's thoughts and words and those of the elder. It was an extremely interesting look into Native life regardless.
The Coming Week: I just started listening to The Terrible Two by Mac Barnet and Jory John. I just got a copy of Into the Dangerous World so will likely start that soon along with Out of Darkness. I am also reading Spirits of the High Mesa which is another Pura Belpré Award book. It only has two stars, but that is from only one person. I'm enjoying it so far. I also downloaded the E-ARC of Urban Tribes. It's another book from the same editors that created the fabulous book Dreaming in Indian so I'm pretty excited to read it. It looks to be a great week of reading. I wish you the best.