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.
My tenure on the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award committee is almost over and as much as I'm sad to see my time on this amazing committee end, I'm also looking forward to going back to reading whatever I want, whenver I want.
Here are a few highlights from my most recent non-Walden reading.
I recently reviewed:
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
I recently read and loved:
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
An important, little-known, and heartbreaking moment in our nation’s racist history that needs to be told and taught to our children.
Wishes by Muron Thi Van, illustrated by Victo Ngai
|A beautiful, important story about wishes, hope, and seeking refuge. Don’t miss the incredible author’s note at the end that tells of the author’s own experience as a refugee fleeing from Vietnam.|
More Than Sunny by Shelley Johannes
The playful language of this book just oozes joy and coziness for each and every season (even the ones we don’t like). Some of my favorites:
Gray and goodbye-y
Winter and waity
Ready and sleddy
A Way With Wild Things by Larissa Theule, illustrated by Sara Palacios