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.
Last week I finished reading:
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
A must-have for every middle school and high school library. This series is so moving. I really hope Congressman Lewis will be at ALA to accept his Printz Award in June. Hearing his speak is at the top of my bucket list.
The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan
So many dystopias feel far away into the future. We think to ourselves. That couldn't possibly happen in my lifetime. But this one really hits home because what drives the narrative is xenophobia. Hatred of the outsider. It is a book I will be putting in my school library and recommending that teachers put in their classroom libraries.
Bob, Not Bob by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Poor stuffed up Louie. He wants his mom. But every time he calls for her, his dog Bob comes running instead. Because, you know, when you're stuffed up, Mom sounds like Bob. I have come to the conclusion that Audrey Vernick writes the best picture books ever. No contest. And this collaboration with Liz Garton Scanlon is no different.
Other Books I read and enjoyed last week:
Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds
I'm currently reading:
A Hundred Hours of Night by Anna Woltz
Currently reading with my ears:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough