It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/17/23


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!


Thursday: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

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I’ve been in a bit of a reading rut. I’m loving what I’m reading, but I keep falling asleep while reading! I’ll get back into the swing of it, and I luckily have 3 wonderful books to share:

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus A Work in Progress by Jarrett Lerner What the Fact? by Seema Yasmin

  • A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus: This is on my #mustreadin2023 list because a friend’s 7th grader could not believe I hadn’t read it as it was one of their favorite recent reads, and I am so glad that I finally got around to it. Set during the same event as The War that Saved My Life, the book follows 3 orphans as they join evacuee children going to the countryside during WWII. I loved the three siblings and was so angry at each cruel event that happened to them hoping that everything will work out for them! Also, they LOVE reading!
  • A Work in Progress by Jarrett Lerner: Lerner has created a book that is beautifully written; illustrated in a way that adds to the tone, plot, and character development of the book; and is a book that is going to save lives. It will be a mirror for all of us that were made fun of for how we looked, specifically our weight, and for all kids who has had a bully get into their brain. It will be a window for others who may not understand what it is like to be in the situation Jarrett was in or *fingers crossed* for those who are causing those situations. I also think that it is so important to have a book that looks at body issues in middle school males because, as far as I can tell, there are none or very few books that do in this way. Read this book, I promise.
  • What the Fact? Debunking Disinformation to Detangle the Truth by Seema Yasmin: What a fascinating book! In this day and age where there is so much information being thrown at us all the time, it truly is hard to figure out what is true and what is disinformation. This book breaks down the science behind everything, how to be more proactive, and really makes the readers a better scholar by the end.

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


This is my week off; see you next week!



  • Reading: Futureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Park, Illustrated by Khadijah Khatib
  • Listening: Best Wishes: The Sister Switch by Sarah Mlynowski & Debbie Rigaud
  • Listening with Trent (and almost done!): Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston


Tuesday: Hooray for DNA! How a Bear and a Bug Are a Lot Like Us by Pauline Thompson & Greg Pizzoli


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 4/17/23”

  1. A Place to Hang the Moon has done very well in my library, so I’m glad you finally got to it. And I love the Best Wishes series– but if you have the audiobook, you are missing the picture of our local coffee shop, Java Central, where Debbie wrote some of the book. Thanks for hosting, the reviews, and being around every single week!


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