Monday, May 29, 2017
It's Monday! What are you reading? 5-29-17
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.
Last week's posts:
The Explorers: The Door in the Alley blog tour
Orphan Island blog tour +giveaway
Last week I finished reading:
Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson
Picture books that stood out in the pile:
Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson's illustrations always stir my soul and move me to near tears. This book is no different. A lovely, spare, and inclusive tribute to our flag.
Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Margarita Engle's poetry always manages to be simple, lyrical, and profound all at the same time.
We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
When I heard that there would be yet another spinoff Wonder book, I have to say that I was rather dubious. It seems like every year there's a new book to try to capitalize on the popularity of the original middle grade novel that was published in 2012. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book as well as the artwork. RJ Palacio isn't just a talented writer, but also a gifted artist.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner