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Books Read Last Week:
I read two awesome picture books this week. I'm Sorry by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by the amazing and awesome human Debbie Ridpath Ohi was released Tuesday. It's a great book that walks readers through how and why to say I'm sorry. I already have a waiting list for it. Also, I think I've said it before, but if you haven't yet checked out the resources that Debbie provides online, you are truly missing out. Another picture book I enjoyed is Thao by Thao Lam. It's a great way to have a conversation about what it's like to have a name that people are mispronouncing and making fun of daily. This is based on the author's own experiences. The art is fun with interesting fonts and collage. I read it with fifth grade and it generated a good conversation.
I read an ARC of the YA rom-com It All Comes Back to You. I'll write up a full review soon, but did enjoy reading it.
The Coming Week: I just started reading an ARC of a book translated from Japanese. How Do You Live? was written by Genzaburō Yoshino and was originally published in 1937. Hayao Miyazaki is making a movie of this book so it got an English translation ahead of the movie release. It was Miyazaki's favorite book from his childhood. It's a thinking type of book and I'm enjoying it so far. Have a great week!
Yes, I loved Thao, too, and agree about Debbie Ridpath Ohi's work, so creative and useful for creative inspiration! Thanks for sharing It All Comes Back to You, also, Crystal.ReplyDelete
I feel like I've been waiting an eternity for Thao. I sure hope a local copy comes available soon. An I'll look forward to hearing more about It All Comes Back to You when you write up your review. Thanks for the shares, Crystal!ReplyDelete
I really want to read Thao—I've heard good thing after good thing about it! I'll keep checking in case my library adds it on Libby or Hoopla. I'm Sorry sounds like a lovely story as well, and It All Comes Back to You sounds great too! Thanks so much for the great post!ReplyDelete