Monday, March 7, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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:

Last Week in Books:

Picture Books
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box was funny and I am sure my students will love it especially those who enjoy Elephant & Piggie. I felt super bad for the fox though. 

Beaver Steals Fire is a traditional tale from the Salish people of Montana. It's a winter story so I read it just in time. It's a story that is reserved for the time of the year with snow on the ground. We had another snow this week. It was one of the books that has won the American Indian Youth Literature Award for picture books. 

Middle Grade

Terrell and Keke's Adventures Through Time: The Underground Railroad is an easy to read middle grade book. The author sent me a copy and I'll review it more fully later.
Young Adult/Adult

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Vol. 1) is fantastic. I love the cover art with a lot of love. I will review this one over at Rich in Color soon, but if you get a chance make sure you get this one.

¡Yo! is quite interesting especially give all of the Sherman Alexie I've been reading. Like his stories,  Alvarez has quite a mesh of family issues along with writing and that question of where the line is between truth and fiction.

What's next: 
I have been listening to Wave and am almost finished. I cannot ignore the strangeness of immediately reading Drown right after Wave, but that is the what I picked up today. Aside from those two, I am not sure what I will pick up next. I will be moderating author panels at the WEMTA conference next month, so I will likely try to read more of the books that they have written to prepare for the day.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge - 139/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 77/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
LGBTQIA Challenge - 6/31
ReadPOC Challenge - 52/125
#MustReadin2016 - 9/54
Around the World with Books 2016


  1. These are all new to me. It is an interesting coincidence that you are choosing Drown right after Wave. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  2. These are all new to me, too, but they look good. I laughed at the sequence of Drown following Wave. Hopefully, you are drowning in lots of good books to read, not waves of water!

  3. Sounds great! I am definitely interested in hearing more about the MG Underground Railroad book.

  4. All new to me, too! So many titles - I'm particularly interested in anything I can offer to my Elephant and Piggie fans, who are clamouring for something new to read.

  5. Will look for Beaver Steals Fire, Crystal. Don't know if I can guarantee snow, but we had a little bit today! The underground railroad book is one I'll put on my wishlist. Thanks for that title too.

  6. Also all new to me! I love visiting your posts for that reason! Thank you!

    Happy reading this week!

  7. Ahh, I want to read ¡Yo! I am a huge Alexie fan, and anything that can be remotely related to his work is a big YES for me. Thanks for sharing!