Monday, May 25, 2020

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right just might discover your next “must-read” book!

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.

Last week on the blog: 

Last week in books:

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.

The Coming Week:
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!

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  1. I've been hearing wonderful things about Indian No More. I don't know I haven't ILLed a copy of this, yet. Thanks for the reminder! I also clicked over to your Asian American Heritage Month page and was so happy to see your list for Middle Grade Chapter Books & Graphic Novels. Many of these I've read and loved, but I need to get on others. For example, I have a copy of Under the Broken Sky that I've been meaning to read for months. And we have Stargazing checked out from the library. Can't wait to read both!

  2. I've been so focused on reading books for the Chocolate Lily reader's choice award that I haven't had time for much else. I am now in the middle of The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo. I'm just loving the sweetness of it.
    Like Shaye, I appreciated your Asian American Heritage Month lists. I'm happy to have read many of them and have bookmarked it to spend more time with later.