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.
I have one more day on my The Lost Girl giveaway.
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
An important book that addresses the difficulty of being LGBTQ in a Muslim family. We hear so much about Christian intolerance toward the LGBTQ community, but not as much Muslim intolerance. This book will help a whole lot of teens in Muslim families feel seen and heard.
Picture books I enjoyed the past few weeks:
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
|A sweet story, told epistolary style, about a dog looking for his family. The visual clues in the illustrations make the ending rather predictable, but no less heartwarming.
How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere
There is no one way to be a lion. A lovely book that subtly subverts toxic masculinity.
Dad By My Side by Soosh
|Speaking of toxic masculinity, this is one of the sweetest father-daughter relationships I’ve ever seen in a book. The father is a gentle giant and represents the exact opposite of toxic masculinity. He shows readers what gentle masculinity is about.
Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Currently reading with my ears:
When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger