It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/27/18


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.


John S. 
for winning the It’s Show and Tell, Dexter giveaway!


Tuesday: Books for Ricki’s Fall 2018 Adolescents’ Literature Course

Wednesday:  Picture Book Science Series: Physical Science for Kids by Andi Diehn

Thursday: Drawn Together by Minh Lê

Friday: Teaching Guide and Review!: Water in May by Ismée Amiel Williams

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I haven’t yet gotten a good balance of work and reading. I’m reading every day but not much because I fall asleep… I’m chugging along, and I know that time will get on my side again soon!


I loved Little Man Little Man by James Baldwin. It is his one book written for young people, and I am so excited that it is being printed. The illustrations and the writing are both stunning. This book is a gift to the world.

 I REREAD If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. I love this book. After the brave women came forward about Sherman Alexie and I learned more about what he has done with Native authors, I decided to make the switch. This book was a naturally easy choice. My TAs told me they enjoyed reading it even more than True Diary, and I am really looking forward to hearing my students’ reactions tomorrow!

I reread Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh for the second time this week. I love this book—from the words to the illustrations to the accordion-style printing.



LOVING both of these! I think I’ll be able to finish Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman this week (I have about 2 hours left in the audiobook), and I hope to make a dent in The House of Hades.


I am still listening to The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. When I first started it, I wasn’t sure if it would be a good audio book. But it kicked into high gear, and it is making for a wonderful listening experience.


Tuesday: Our Big Book Summer Challenge

Wednesday: Nonfiction Picture Book Round Up

Thursday: Little Man Little Man by James Baldwin

Friday: Fiction Picture Book Round Up


Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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11 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/27/18”

  1. I still need to read Vincent and Theo, too many books on my stack! And thanks for the title If I Ever Get Out of Here, Ricki, a new one to me. Wishing a great week for you both!

  2. Ricki~ I’m looking forward to If I Ever Get Out of Here. I’m especially excited to hear you’ve read it twice!

    Kellee~ I just saw Vincent and Theo available locally, this week. Now I want to grab it up. I’m so glad to hear you’re loving it!

    Have a wonderful reading week, you two!

  3. You’re juggling a lot right now, Kellee – I can’t imagine! No wonder you are falling asleep reading.

    If I Ever Get Out of Here and The Nowhere Girls both sounds good, Ricki.

    Hope you both enjoy your books and your classes this week! Remember, it’s the last week for Big Book Summer!


    Book By Book

  4. I loved Drawn Together – I had a teacher share it with her class because she has a student that has a very limited English vocabulary. She shared it to show there is more than one way to communicate.
    I cannot find Undocumented! I tried to inter library loan it and I just got notification it cannot be located at a library within the district, boo!


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