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


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!



Tuesday: Review and Giveaway!!: A Dream of Birds by by Shenaz Patel, Illustrated by Emmanuelle Tchoukriel, and Translated by Edwig-Renée Dro
Giveaway closes this evening!

Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat, Astronaut-Aquanaut by Jennifer Swanson, Call and Response by Veronica Chambers, She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome, and History Smashers: Women’s Rights to Vote by Kate Messner

Saturday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Latinitas by Juliet Menendez, Lost in the Antarctic by Tod Olson, On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, and Stamped adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Vanessa Garcia, Author of What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History and Papan

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Hi!! It is Ricki’s week for a long post, so I’ll update next week 🙂 But 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.


Well, my reading is kind of a mess! I start school on Tuesday and of course I spent hours designing a new bitmoji classroom. I am going to combine this section with the currently reading section because I have many books going on right now. Two finished and many substantially in progress. I like to read a lot of books at the same time. Just me? 😉

I finished Kacen Callender’s Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution, and you need to stop everything and read this book. Seriously, right now. It is so good.

I can’t wait for this book to come out in two days! My Pet Feet by Josh Funk is so creative! Check out our 8-year-olds’ review tomorrow!

I am listening to Black Enough, which is edited by Ibi Zoboi. The stories are fantastic, and I keep thinking about how well they’d fit into instructional units. I love that the collection emphasizes the diversity within diversity.

I have read a good amount of Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. I just finished the story that could be described as the beginning of something new. Ahh, it was so good!

My son and I are reading Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young. It is so, so good. We rotate reading chapters, and it has offered so much to talk about.


Tuesday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus, Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos, Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai, and The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Thursday: Guest Post: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorell, Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar, Mary and the Trail of Tears by Andrea L. Rogers, and Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani post

Saturday: Blog Tour and Guest Review from our 8 Year Olds!: My Pet Feet by Josh Funk

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “In Praise of the Standalone Book” by Stacy Nockowitz, Author of The Prince of Steel Pier


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 8/22/22”

  1. It looks like you’ve been reading some great books, Ricki! Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution looks excellent, and I made note of Black Enough. I hope the start of school goes well for you tomorrow—putting together a Bitmoji classroom sounds like both a lot of work and a lot of fun! Thank you both so much for the wonderful post!


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