Sunday, August 16, 2015
It's Monday! What are you reading? 8-17-15
It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
School starts tomorrow. I am surprisingly chill about it given how completely unprepared I feel. Oh well. This isn't my first rodeo. Coming up on year nine. I got this.
Speaking of school, last week, I shared my #pb10for10 post: Ten picture books I read this summer that I can't wait to share with my 8th graders.
On my teaching blog, I also shared the story of my new tattoo.
Last week I finished reading:
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Books save lives. And they change hearts and minds. This will be one of those books. We need to start talking about that which and WITH those who make us uncomfortable. This book is in your face enough to start conversations, but nuanced enough to make it more than a black vs. white, us vs. them issue.
I finished reading with my ears:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Not a whole lot to say about this one. I liked it. It's a great addition to the canon of LGBT YA lit. But other than that, I probably won't remember that much about it in a week or two. That having been said, it's undoubtedly just the right book for a whole lot of young people out there.
Favorite picture book from last week:
Hoptoad by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
Sometimes you just need a good, fun book that teaches no lesson and imparts no moral. Hoptoad is one of those books.
Since I finished reading All American Boys, I went back to reading:
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
Currently reading with my ears:
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway