Monday, March 6, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3-6-17

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.

Hi friends! Check out my current giveaway, a signed copy of A Boy Called Bat by Elena K. Arnold

Last week I reviewed:

Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports by Phil Bildner, illustrated by Brett Helquist

I finished reading:
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan 
If you never thought to consider where that chocolate bar you're eating came from, it might be a good idea to read this book. It will break your heart and then make you want to take action. 

Picture books that stood out in the pile:

It Is Not Time for Sleeping by Lisa Graff, illustrated by Lauren Castillo
A wonderful bedtime story. Lauren Castillo's illustrations are perfection. 

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Powerful picture book about the story of how "Strange Fruit" came to be Billie Holiday's most well-known song despite the fact that her record label refused to record it. Another example of the recent rallying cry that Mitch McConnell inadvertently created: "Nevertheless, she persisted." 


  1. How I love Castillo's illustrations! This novel by Sullivan is on my TBR list.

  2. I liked The Bitter Side of Sweet and you are right, I couldn't do nothing after reading it. My love for chocolate has diminished, and I make sure to get fair trade when I get a craving. I'm looking forward to reading Strange Fruit.

  3. Lovin the look of Strange Fruit - will put it in my Want-To-Read bookshelf in Goodreads.