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:
(Junot Diaz & Sherman Alexie)
(at Rich in Color)
Last Week in Books:
Paper Wishes is a middle grade historical novel. A young girl and her Japanese American family are sent to Manzanar internment camp during WWII. She tries to take her dog, but is caught and she has to leave him. She stops talking and grieves the loss of her dog and the loss of their home and previous life. It's a haunting story, but also contains healing and hope.
Be a Friend is a precious book. It is super sweet and contains a beautiful example of friendship. I am looking forward to sharing it with students. I even bought a striped shirt to match Dennis. I have enjoyed hearing from the author on the Let's Get Busy Podcast and The Yarn. I also love the song that Emily Arrow made to go with the book.
A very unusual and excellent book that I found this week was Tall Story. Andi's big brother from her mother's first marriage is coming to live with them. He is older, but he is also actually quite big. He's eight feet tall. It is also a bit of a tall tale with a legend tangled up in the story.
West Coast Wild has truly beautiful illustrations of the nature found on the Pacific coast.
The Coming Week:
I will also read Terrell and Keke's Adventures in Time: Traveling the Underground Railroad. Beyond that, I'm not sure what else will come my way, but I am looking forward to a great week. I wish you a great week filled with wonderful books.