It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/1/22


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!


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Tuesday: Student Voices: Recommendations by Anna Liz R., Brielle P., Ava G., Chase S., and Silvia S.

Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott, Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith, Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers, and Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Saturday: Guest Review: The Bad Seed by Jory John, Illustrated by Pete Oswald

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Kerry L. Malawista, Author of Meet the Moon



Hi! I am unexpectedly out this week, so Ricki is covering for me! As always, you can learn more about what I’ve been reading by checking out my 2022 Goodreads Challenge page or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


The Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González is a picture book about the rebuilding of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. It offers readers a window into the devastation of the hurricane and shares the power of community and togetherness.

Warrior Princess: The Story of Khutulun by Sally Deng is a creative nonfiction text that shares what we know about the life of Khutulun, great-great granddaughter of Genghis Khan. I absolutely loved this book, and I am going to review it in full this Thursday!

I read the middle grade graphic novel Sunny the Shark by Remy Lai with my sons. They loved it, and we read the book in one sitting. It teaches kids about the whitetip shark, pilot fish, and water pollution. It’s laugh out loud funny, and we loved it.

My sons and I read Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks. This is a middle grade graphic novel that I think would also be appreciated by young adult readers (and adult readers, of course!). It reminds readers of the great emotions that come with friendship—falling out with friends, meeting new friends. This was the book I needed in middle school.



I am reading Ibi Zoboi’s (edited collection) Black Enough. I’ve read three of the stories so far, and they were all fantastic!


Thursday: Warrior Princess: The Story of Khutulun by Sally Deng

Saturday: Guest Review: Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, Illustrated by Laura Freeman

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Mary Batten, Author of Life in Hot Water: Wildlife at the Bottom of the Ocean


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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1 thought on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/1/22”

  1. What a great set of books, Ricki! I made note of Ride On, since I am always looking for new graphic novels, and I really enjoyed another one that Faith Erin Hicks illustrated, called Pumpkinheads. The Coquíes Still Sing and Warrior Princess look wonderful as well! Thank you both so much for the wonderful post, and have a great week!


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