Monday, July 6, 2020

It's Monday! What are you reading? 7-6-2020

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.

Last week I posted:

500 Episodes of Nuance and Hard Conversations

Last week I read and loved:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
A beautiful novel about family and grief. The audiobook reads like an extended spoken word poetry performance.

Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Not just a poetry collection but a call to action

Currently Reading:

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone


  1. Clap When You Land and Woke both sound like great books! I've seen a lot of praise for Dear Justyce and the book before it, Dear Martin. Thanks for the post!

  2. I read Clap When You Land last week, too, and also loved it. Woke is in the pile I just picked up from the library this morning. Dear Justyce is currently on my tbr list.

  3. I really enjoyed Clap When You Land just last month and I adored Dear Martin by Nic Stone, so I can't wait for Dear Justyce. Thanks for sharing, Beth, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

  4. I loved Clap When You Land and agree the audiobook was wonderful. Thanks so much for the link to Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice on Amazon. I peeked inside and am just gobsmacked by that poetry!