It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/1/21


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: Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste, Illustrated by Amber Ren

Sunday: Student Voices: Christina Diaz Gonzalez’s Visit to Kellee’s School

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  • Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali & Aisha Saeed: I loved this anthology! I learned a lot about Eid and different ways that it is celebrated. As with any anthology, it is so much fun to read snippits by so many different authors.
  • Where I End & You Begin by Preston Norton: I am so glad my high school librarian friend recommended this to me! It is a fun twist on a Freaky Friday story, but with so much in it about identity, friendship, love, family, forgiveness… so much! And it is funny–I laughed out loud too many times during family reading time.
  • Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui: Trent’s sensei recommended this manga to me, and I can definitely see why. The concept is fascinating: an alien(?) had destroyed the moon and is now threatening to destroy the Earth in a year, but first, he wants to be a teacher for a year allowing his pupils chances to assassinate him. This is the first manga since Promised Neverland that I have been sucked into and want to read, read, read.
  • Rereads with Trent: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2021 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


 I just finished listening (on audio) to Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya. (I’d read it previously in print.) I love this book so much and am excited to discuss it with my class this week!




Reading: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Reading during family reading time: Assassination Classroom Vol. 3 by Yusei Matsui

Reading for my Lunch Book Club: Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Listening: Jackpot by Nic Stone

Trent reading during family reading time: Catstronaut 3: Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington

Jim reading during family reading time: Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham


I just started listening to We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez to prepare for my class in two weeks. So far, I might be liking the audio more than the print version! It’s hard to tell. Both are so good.


Tuesday: A Sari for Ammi by Mamta Nainy, Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Double Life of Danny Day by Mike Thayer


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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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/1/21”

  1. This is the first year I have ever had students request manga. For now, I’m suggesting they get a public library card, since the books are so expensive and often come in massive series. Assassination Classroom certainly sounds interesting, but I’m not sure it would be something I would enjoy. Would my students? Drat. Guess I’ll have to read it!(Oh, wait. 17 books?)

  2. Kellee~ I’m hopeful to get to Once Upon an Eid before end of year. And I had to have an adolescent giggle over “It’s Hoe Time!”

    Ricki~ I have Each Tiny Spark on audiobook and am looking forward to it. Your comments make me even more excited! I really liked We Are Not From Here – tough read, but oh so good!

  3. Kellee, I’m so glad you enjoyed Once Upon an Eid–it is a wonderful read! And Where I End and You Begin sounds like a fascinating novel—I’ll have to write it down. I’ve also heard about Assassination Classroom before—I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

    Ricki, Each Tiny Spark sounds like an interesting read, and We Are Not From Here sounds great as well—it’s neat that you’ve preferred the audiobook so far! Thank you both so much for the great post and link round-up!


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