It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/15/20


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: Black Live Matter: Anti-Racist Resources

Sunday: Student Voices: Top 20 Favorite Books by Aneesah F. and Jordan K., 8th Grade

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It’s my birthday!
Taking some me time–I’ll be back next week 🙂
Happy reading this week!

To see what I’m reading, you can always check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


I read a lot of books this week, and I catalogued them like a good blogger (like Kellee, anyways), so I could share them all. But I want to dedicate this entire Monday post to THIS BOOK. This Is My America by Kim Johnson is a phenomenal book that comes out in a month. I’ll be writing a full review, but I need to tell you to pre-order this book. It takes on so many big topics, but primarily, it offers many lenses into inequities in the criminal justice system. I expect it to win awards—a lot of them.



This week, I am starting the week by rereading. I am rereading Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, and I am rereading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. I am planning my course for the Fall and using these texts within it, so I want to start preparing.

Also this week, I am speaking out against SROs in schools and preparing for a Board meeting in my district. I am spending most of my time gathering data and preparing. If you want to chat about doing the same in your district, I have a lot of data to share that is incredibly difficult for any human being to ignore. Message me.


Tuesday: The Blue Giant by Katie Cottle

Thursday: Good Night Monster Storybook Kit: Stuffed Monster with What Did the Good Night Monster Do? by Ruth Austin, Illustrated by Katie Harnett #GoodNightMonster

Sunday: Student Voices: A Posivite Among Negatives: Pollution during COVID-19 by Zack L., 8th Grade


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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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/15/20”

  1. Ok, Ricki, already preordered the book. If you said I need to read it, I’m listening! Looking forward to your review.

  2. Rikki, I have been sending letters to the school board where I live (not work) about SROs. It’s good to be asking questions. I have asked them before, but it always seemed like nobody could be bothered or budged about it. I’m excited to see that more people are asking questions.

    Happy Birthday Kellee!!

  3. Happy belated birthday, Kellee! I’m playing catch up from the last two weeks of missing out and I’m sorry I missed it.

    Ricki, I just heard about This Is My America and added it to my list this week. It sounds wonderful!


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