It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/30/20


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!



I have read A LOT since I last posted, and if I talked about them all (like I like to because I just feel horrible if I leave anyone out!), it would be too long… Instead I am just going to show the covers of them all, and if you want to learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

All in all, I can say that if you pick up any of these, you will not be disappointed!


I am going to share my favorite NEW reads from last week because these books made me very happy.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez’s Imaginary Borders is an excellent essay about the climate crisis and very accessible to young adults. Xiuhtezcatl is a 20-year-old activist (and hip hop artist). I am excited about this new series that will promote deep thinking.

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom is a great book that teaches kids and adults about the responsibilities of protecting the land and the water. It includes a black snake that poisons the land and will offer great conversations with kids.

Grace Lin’s A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Ahhhh. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. It is so, so magical!



Reading and reading and reading for my Schneider Family Book Award committee 😁 Soon I will be rereading which means I won’t be able to share what titles I am reading 😢 but I will keep you updated with what Trent and I are reading!


I am going to reread Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter this week. I read it quickly to write a blurb and loved it and want to reread it slower and with more attention to certain details. I love this book.


Tuesday: Educators’ Guide for A Girl, a Racoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young, Illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

Thursday: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica Perl and illustrated by Shahar Kober & The Littlest Candle by Rabbis Kerry and Jesse Olitzky,  Illustrated by Jen Kostman

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Christopher Healy, Author of The Final Gambit (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3)


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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2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/30/20”

  1. Kellee, your reading always amazes me!
    Ricki, I’m looking forward to hearing more about Firekeeper’s Daughter. I’ve had my eye on that one!

  2. Kellee~ That is an amazing stack! I’ve read some of these, but will need to add others to my list.

    Ricki~ Both Imaginary Borders and Water Protectors sound fantastic!

    It’s good to have you both back! <3


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