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 know I've been talking about the Walden Award a lot lately, and this post is no different. :)
The 2020 Walden Award winners and finalists were featured on this month's ALAN Picks, so if you'd like to learn more about these wonderful books, check it out. Also, If you are a teacher, professor, or librarian and you love YA lit, consider applying for the 2021 Walden committee. The application deadline is June 5th.
Last week I reviewed:
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-filled Political Conversations by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers
I finished reading:
The Night Before Election Day by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Amy Wummer
|I think had I read this book BEFORE the pandemic, it would have rang truer, but since election day is likely not to have the same excitement and joy that it has in previous years, it was almost painful to read this book today in May of 2020.|
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
In this graphic memoir, Tyler Feder does a beautiful job of balancing both the raw reality of grieving her mother with moments of levity and humor. Her soft, muted color palate helps keep her storytelling gentle and non-threatening for those who might find themselves triggered by their own grief, yet still pulls no punches with taking readers on her journey of devastating loss.
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
I've been wanting to read this book for a long time because the Cold War is my favorite era of history and Berlin is my favorite city in the world so I'm not sure what took me so long to read it, but since it's only $0.99 on Kindle right now, I couldn't resist reading and talking about this book.
Currently (still) reading with my ears:
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo