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.
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- I’ll be reviewing As She Fades by Abbi Glines for ALAN Picks, but let me tell you one thing–the twist–whoa!
- The Kidnapped series by Gordon Korman was everything I’d want in a series titled Kidnapped. Twists, turns, suspense, surprises, fear, relief… all the best suspenseful emotions!
- Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus will probably be as popular as her first novel, One of Us is Lying as it keeps the reader guessing just like the first! I will say that the resolution did surprise me, so that is a plus!
- Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson was one of those books that you want to throw at the end of it because it is so good yet so heartbreaking and messed up at the same time.
- I have a student who devoured Joan Bauer novels in the fall, so I promised her I’d read some of her favorites. I started with Close to Famous and WHOA! Not what I was expecting based on the cover. It is a story about abuse, small town exploitation, chasing your dreams, reading disability, & more.
- I just love me some Frog and Toad, and so does Trent. I’ll have to see if we can find another audio to listen to.
- Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Persico shows that science and art go hand-in-hand and neither is better than the other. On top of the message, I adored the illustrations! Look at these:
This week, I read On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. I promptly went into my course syllabus for next semester and swapped out another book to include this one. There are so many things that I love about this book. In particular, I really liked how this book tackled the issues of violence against and the assumptions stereotypically made of black females. There are only a few other recent books that tackle these issues, and they are critically important. There are so many other phenomenal aspects of this book. I am sensing a longer blog post…
My students and I read the third edition of Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescescents’ Lives (Edited by Donna E. Alvermann & Kathleen Hinchman). We loved the variety within the book, and each chapter led to rich conversations. The book tackles so many issues that made us think about reforming the practices within literacy classrooms. This book is great for starting conversations and inspiring change.
- Reading: A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel
- Listening: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer
- Reading with Trent: Dog Man Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
- Listening with Trent: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A few months ago, I started Sadie on my Kindle. I got distracted and forgot to go back to it. I just started the audio, and I am loving it. I think I prefer the audio to the Kindle book for this one.
Stop by tomorrow if you have read several #metoo YA texts. I’d love your advice for my course!
Tuesday: #metoo Literature Circle Books
Wednesday: You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey
Thursday: Wake Up, Color Pup by Taia Morley
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Why Mix Fantasy and History?” by Angie Smibert, Author of Bone’s Gift and Lingering Echoes
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