Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
I had quite a productive reading week last week.
I finished reading:
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
by Sarah Glidden
graphic memoir about the author's birthright trip to Israel and dealing
with her conflicting emotions about the political situation there.
Fearless Writing: Multigenre to Motivate and Inspire
by Tom Romano
A writing book that will compel you to change and action in your own teaching. A must-read.
I finished listening:
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)
by Amy Thomas
I wasn't bowled over by this book. The writing was lovely, but nothing really jumped out at me as memorable.
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
by Tony Danza
Danza definitely has the heart of a teacher. I have to admit I was quite
dubious of his intentions through most of this book but he eventually
proved his honor. I can't say I agreed with everything he did, but at
the end of the day, he is a champion for teachers and he wants our
country to start treating them like the professionals they are. I'm looking forward to his keynote address at NCTE this year.
A couple picture books I particularly enjoyed reading last week:
Desmond and the Very Mean Word
by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, illustrated by A.G. Ford
America the Beautiful: Together We Stand
Katharine Lee Bates, various illustrators
Last week I reviewed:
Reality Boy by A.S. King
Currently (still) reading:
Rose Under Fire
by Elizabeth Wein
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
Infinityglass by Myra McEntire
Fearless Writing sounds like a must read for a writing teacher - and I'll be waiting for your review of Rose Under Fire, looks great.ReplyDelete
I really liked True Blue Scouts. Looking forward to hearing about the audio version.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing about How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less - I hadn't heard of that one before, and it sounds right up my alley.
I am really intrigued by the Tony Danza book. It sounds I need to get Fearless Writing. Have a great reading week!ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear your thoughts about Fearless Writing. I found Romano's Crafting Authentic Voice full of useful, practical advice. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow! So many books! I am particularly interested in Fearless Writing and I'd Like Apologize to Every Teacher... I have no problem finding books about reading to inspire me, but I am always looking for good book about writing. Thanks for sharing Beth!ReplyDelete