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.
I was very busy this week with a class I took called Indigenous Arts and Sciences. I've taken it in the past and it was interesting to do it online this time. What I love is hearing from the elders. It also pushes everyone outside. Here are some of the things that caught my eye this week.
When I wasn't busy with that, I've been writing letters to the school board, the mayor and the editor. We also went to a rally here in town - wearing masks. It was a busy week. It's always surprising to me how some weeks in the summer, I get less read than during the school year.
The Kingdom of Back was quite a unique tale based on the elder sister of Mozart. There's a bit of the magical about it and a lot of the frustrations of being a woman whose life decisions were made by her father.
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them will be with me for quite a while. There's also a bit of the magical about this one too. Family and love and death are all explored and I did shed some tears.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky was a fun middle grade adventure that I read with my ears. It started to get a little long, but I think that's because audio takes so much longer for me. Also, I was listening while doing other things and I had to keep going back because I'd find that I had gotten a little lost.
The Coming Week:
I have a few digital ARCs that I am going to begin, but I don't know which ones yet. I have also just started The Henna Wars. I wish you a great week of reading.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 284/500