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.
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Tuesday: Review & Giveaway!: Pink is Not a Color by Lindsay Ward
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Here is what I’ve read over the last two weeks:
- Merci Suárez Plays it Cool by Meg Medina: This finale for Merci is perfect. Just such a solid ending to Merci’s middle school years; however, I must warn you that there is tears! I was lucky enough to write the discussion guide for this book, and I cannot wait to share it.
- Paws: Gabby Gets it Together by Nathan Fairbairn, illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn: Trent read this graphic novel, and as soon as he was done, he said I had to read it so we could talk about it; I am glad I did because this is a series that my middle school students are going to love as well. Gabby and her friends are starting a dog walking business, but it is hard enough to be a kid and a friend, much less run a business!
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory and The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: I just enjoy reading rom coms so much and these were just as much fun as I’d hoped (although like all rom coms, there was definitely some drama too, but mostly fun!). I already picked up the rest of The Wedding Date series and more by Christina Lauren.
- A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia: This book took me a week to read because it was so real. Williams-Garcia dove deep into the history of Le Petit Cottage and all that are bound to the plantation. The summary says “tour de force” because this book is epic. It is tome that you must be ready to tackle because nothing is held back. Also, make sure to stay for all of the back matter. (P.S. This book is considered YA; however, it is definitely OLDER YA and adult, so keep that in mind when curating for students.)
This is my week off for a longer update; see you next week!
I am on a rom com kick, so we’ll see what I tackle over these next two weeks!
Tuesday: Student Voices: A Look at Representation and Reading from Kanak S., Naomi G., and Jaz P.
Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris, Bunheads by Misty Copeland, I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, I’m Worried by Michael Ian Black, and Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
Saturday: Guest Review: Magyk by Angie Sage
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