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 was the start of the school year and I began year 15 back in the library:
Tomorrow starts year 15 of teachcing and I’m back in my happy place ##schollibrary ##schoollibrarian ##booktok ##kidlit♬ I Love Your Smile - Shanice
I also got some amazing books that arrived on my front porch:
Book mail from Prestel ##booktok ##kidlit ##booktalk ##picturebooks♬ Blackbird - Acoustic Guitar Revival
Today’s bookmail ##booktok ##bookmail ##bookmailisthebestmail ##schoollibrarian♬ Wii Shop Channel - McTweet
And this was by far the best bookmail that arrived last week:
I got an amazing shipment from @penguinrandomhouse today – a brand new picture book from Amanda Gorman♬ Send Me on My Way - Guy Meets Girl
|Amanda Gorman writes a moving testament to inclusivity and embracing change. This beautiful story begins with one young girl playing her song with just a guitar, and as the story progresses, many different faces, voices, and instruments join her as a reminder that our diversity is what makes us great.|
Currently (still) reading:
Currently (still) reading with my ears:
Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
One last thing: I posted this last week, but it deserves another mention... if you are a teacher or librarian and have created an Amazon wishlilst for your classroom that is filled with books, I would encourage you to see if your local independent bookstore (if you have one) has a wishlist feature on their website and create one with them. While I am an Amazon affiliate, I also recognize the importance of supporting independent bookstores and so I created a wishlist on my local indie's website, Nicola's Books. Nicola's has been a fixture in my community and has hosted many wonderful author events over the years. Not to mention they are a five minute drive from my house, so I can get the books I need in less time than it would take for Amazon Prime to deliver it to my house.
Anyway, that's just a thought. I know not everyone has a local independent bookstore in their community.