Monday, October 17, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10-17-22


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.

Y'all... I have been so all over the place with my reading. I can't seem to commit to just one book. So this is what I am currently reading in bits and bobbles:
The Honeys by Ryan LaSalla

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

I recently read and loved: 
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
ZJ's dad, a professional football player, is experiencing headaches, memory loss, and mood swings at a time when the world didn't know about CTE yet. While this is a quick read as it is a novel in verse, it is absolutely heartbreaking and can be triggering in places.

The Family Business by Lenore Appelhans, illustrated by Ken Lamug
Lucky the Racoon is excited to join the family business of dumpster diving to find their food, but when he finally gets to join his siblings, he gets more than he bargained for when humans are always chasing them off. A fun story about honoring your gifts and talents rather than forcing yourself to go against your own disposition.

I Am Quiet: A Story About the Introvert in All of Us by Andie Powers, illustrated by Betsy Petersen
Quiet kids often live rich, inner lives and what we often think is shyness is actually just a kid who likes spending time inside their own imaginations.

Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civils Rights Movement by Angela Joy, illustrated by Janelle Washington
This picture book biography on Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, is incredibly well-written and emotionally captivating. A must for every school library and history classroom.

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  1. I, too, am all over the place & have only finished some picture books, Beth, but am enjoying my longer books, just haven't finished any of them. I have heard of the new one by Jacqueline Woodson & Choosing Brave, both of which seem like important reads. Thanks!

  2. I really enjoyed Attack of the Black Rectangles. I liked the topic of book censorship and also found the story of how Mac navigated his family challenges engaging too. I am Quiet sounds interesting.