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've been playing around with TikTok more in recent days and am working to do some booktalks over there. Here is my booktalk of Our Subway Baby by Peter Mercurio, illustrated by Leo Espinosa
Last week I read and enjoyed:
Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor by Kate Messner, illustrated by Alexandra Bye
Excellent biography and the backmatter at the end is particularly great. It definitely helped that Kate Messner was able to interview Dr. Fauci, which provided necessary background and context for this book.
Making a Baby by Rachel Greener, illustrated by Clare Owen
An excellent and inclusive resource for parents when the inevitable “where do babies come from?” question arises.
Small Room Big Dreams: The Journey of Julian and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown, illustrated by Mirelle Ortega
Excellent picture book biography on the Castro brothers. Highly recommend.