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.
Last week I posted:
Secondhand Heroes Blog Tour
I finished reading:
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
This historical novel in verse takes place in the early 1600s and is about a young Italian artist named Artemisia Gentileschi who lost her mother at a young age and whose father gave her two options: go off to the convent or stay home as his assistant, where she basically paints all of his commissions for him. But when Artemisia finds herself the victim of rape, she must make another tough choice: remain silent or speak out and risk everything. An incredibly timely book despite taking place over 400 years ago.
Some picture books I read and enjoyed last week:
On Gull Beach by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Bob Marstall
This is the third book in a series, the first two books being On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond. This book is just as lovely as the first two.
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum
|Fabulous text about the Curiosity Mars rover. I love that it’s narrated by the rover itself, which gives a unique voice and perspective to the story.|
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima