Monday, May 11, 2020
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5-11-2020
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.
Today is an exciting day because ALAN announced the winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. Go check out my post to find out who the winner is...
2020 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Winner
Last week I finished reading:
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-filled Political Conversations by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers
The wrong-headed platitude that you should never talk politics or religion in polite company has done so much damage to our democracy. What we actually do is just talk politics with people who reinforce our worldview. The truth is, we NEED to talk about politics, and especially with those we don't agree. We just need to learn HOW. Otherwise our country will never heal. And we are at an incredibly divisive and contentious time right now that we just can't ignore by burying our heads in the sand. While we're busy burying our heads in the sand, why don't we also work on digging out the roots of the anger, hurt, and contention that we are feeling and talk to each other like human beings worthy of grace and love instead of "walking ideologies." This book can help move us forward. It's not going to give you all the answers. It's not a magic wand. But it's a good outline and roadmap for how to start the journey.
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
Currently reading with my ears:
The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais