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 read and loved:
The Barnabus Project by The Fan BrothersThe Barnabus Project puts me in mind of the work of Shaun Tan, but with more accessibility for younger readers. While Tan's work is beloved and critically acclaimed, it can be quite ambiguous and avant garde for readers to grasp who don't yet think abstractly, so this book could be a good reading ladder to Tan's work.
I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by Kristen & Kevin Howdeshell
Gorgeous, powerful text with equally moving illustrations
My Hair is Magic by M.L. Marroquin, illustrated by Tonya Engel
|An absolutely stunning book that affirms for young Black girls that they are perfect just the way they are, the way their hair grows naturally
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrated by Bryan Collier
There are some books you just have to read to understand the power and profundity of words. After a few pages, I had a hard time reading through all my tears. I’m so glad this book exists.
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Currently reading with my ears:
Root Magic by Eden Royce