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:
I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
A really lovely and important middle grade book that tackles a difficult topic but isn't heavy-handed about it. It is a book about family history, family secrets, and indigenous identity. It's also a great entry point to discuss the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 that is alarmingly being brought again before the Supreme Court this fall.
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
|This book’s premise can be distilled down as New Kid meets Bring It On but with swimming instead of cheerleading. It’s a story that imparts a lot of hard truths about why so many Black Americans never learned or teach their kids to swim, but it’s mostly a page-turning story of friendship, teamwork, and overcoming adversity.|
Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country by Kelly Yang
I also really enjoyed I Can Make This Promise. I read her second book last year, and it was good as well, although this one is my fave of her MG so far. I also appreciated your description of Swim Team and I think I have lots of graphic novel fans in my library who will love this. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
Maybe I should read Swim Team this summer. Looks like a good read.ReplyDelete
Swim Team is so good! Yes We Will is in my stack. It sounds like an informative and important book.ReplyDelete
I agree that I Can Make This Promise is an important book. Thanks for the information about Swim Team.ReplyDelete
What a great set of books, Beth! Swim Team and Yes We Will are on my list, and I just added The Surprise as well because it looks so delightful and adorable. And I read the article you linked for I Can Make This Promise—that is an alarming situation, and I appreciate you informing us about it. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!ReplyDelete