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.
If you go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine - YA novel that's a nice mix of snark, history, family drama, and love.
Scavenge the Stars - YA gender swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo with lots of adventure and a slight bit of romance.
Indian No More - a middle grade historical fiction book that would make an excellent class read aloud. There would be much to research and learn about with the termination law and relocation of many Indian families.
Bird Summons - an adult novel about three Muslim women in Scotland who take a road trip to the grave of who they believe was the first white woman in Scotland to convert. Quite an unusual book because it goes a bit beyond surface realities. This was my final book for the #RamadanReadathon. That was again an interesting reading challenge to do.
Dictionary for a Better World - this picture book of poetry is simply fantastic. It has poetry that encourages empathy, activism, and is encouraging and inspirational. There are also quotes related to each of the poems from a wide variety of people. Each poem also has a brief explanation or aside from the author. In addition, each poem format is labeled and explained so readers may also choose to write poems.
I am currently reading Dragon Hoops via the new Overdrive collection I just purchased for our elementary school. I had no idea the consortium allowed staff access to teen and adult titles. I'm super excited. Bonus reading. I'm also reading Making Comics by Lynda Barry which is essentially her college course of the same name so it has all kinds of drawing and writing activities to do in the new journal I made. I'm not sure what else I will get to as it will be a busy week. It's our last week for new learning and then we have two and a half days on school next week. Have fun reading!
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 251/500