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:
Last Week in Books:
Being Jazz has been on my list or a while. I listened to the audio and appreciated hearing Jazz's story of being a transgender girl and the road to becoming an advocate for transgender children and teens.
The Underground Railroad won the National Book Award for fiction this year. The story was extremely intense and is one I'd recommend. It wasn't an easy book to read, but it was definitely powerful.
On a lighter note, Marisol McDonald and the Monster was a fun picture book. Marisol is back in this third book to show us that monsters can be scary, but we can face our fears and conquer them.
Chukfi Rabbit's Big Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale is a cute story about a lazy rabbit who manages to eat more than his fair share.
The Coming Week:
I have been trying to get to more of my #MustReadin2016 books so I have a few of those on my pile this week: Soul Enchilada, With or Without You and Freaks and Revelations.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge - 533/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 238/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
LGBTQIA Challenge - 34/31
ReadPOC Challenge - 165/125
#MustReadin2016 - 32/54
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge - 88/100