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IMWAYR: Three Book BirthdayS

I’m exhausted after a long “first day back to school” — but I’m lucky. I came home to Book Birthday celebrations! Happy Book Birthday, Kwame Alexander, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!

Banned Books Week Focus: Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is one of my favorite graphic novelists. Here, Mike Jung shares his thoughts about Raina…


 

Banned Books Week Focus: And Tango Makes Three

One of the most challenged books I’ve encountered in my years of teaching is And Tango Makes Three. One of my students once asked, “Why is this one banned? It’s about PENGUINS!” I love my open-minded students! Take a look…

IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books

There’s so much to read right now! Last week, I read a bunch of nonfiction picture books — I just LOVE picture books! I’m also celebrating Banned Books Week — Look for my “Banned Books Focus” posts this week.

I’m still reading Turning Point by Paula Chase (so good!) and I need to get to Vanderbeekers: Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser next!

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, so I’m continuing to seek out those titles. Next up is Letters From Cuba by Ruth Behar (author of Lucky Broken Girl).

I’ve read some nonfiction books to pass along to my granddaughter when I see her. Voting, remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and studying climate change are topics of interest.

 

 

 

 

It’s Banned Books Week! Keep reading whatever you want to read, no matter the content, and don’t let anyone stop you. Censorship of any kind is wrong, and I’m happy to celebrate all reading this week.

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop with kidlit co-hosts Jennifer (at www.teachmentortexts.com) and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. 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.

It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy Banned Books Week 2020!

This is one of my favorite reading weeks of the year!

Read what you want, when you want, where you want. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org.

Happy reading!

IMWAYR: Hispanic Heritage Month

I fell behind again in my reading life. There’s school, committee meetings, virtual events, and camping to do before I go back to in-person school, so my own reading took a back seat last week.

I finished My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee. Such a good family story! Look for my review this week. I’m still reading Turning Point by Paula Chase and Vanderbeekers: Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser this week.

I also need to get back to my Net Galley reading. I was approved to read This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano, but I haven’t started it yet.

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which is exciting because many of my favorite authors have awesome books out there that we need to promote right now. Here’s a tiny glimpse of my school’s selection (books I’ve read recently):

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop with kidlit co-hosts Jennifer (at Teach Mentor Texts) and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. 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.

It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Updated Book Lists

Dear Reader Friends,

I finally had a chance to play around with my Bookshop.org lists today, updating my book list for “Picture Books are Perfect for Writing Workshop” to reflect current books I used for my #ISLA20 presentation last weekend.

I also loaded a list called “My Favorite Memoirs/True Stories.” I think you should read all the books on that list; it’s a good one (my opinion, of course).

If you’re looking for a good book to read next, check out my lists. Happy Reading!

Jennifer

https://bookshop.org/shop/readingteacherwrites

 

IMWAYR: Exciting New Books Coming Soon!

After a long day, I had a grand opportunity to see Paula Chase, in conversation with Renee Watson, thanks to Brain Lair Books virtual events! Thank you, Kathy Burnette, for hosting a fabulous chat! There are many new books coming out this week, and I want to read them all! I’ll start with…

Turning Point by Paula Chase

My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee

Vanderbeekers: Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser

 

 

 

I also need to get back to my Net Galley reading. I was just approved to read This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano.

 

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop with kidlit co-hosts Jennifer (at www.teachmentortexts.com) and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. 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.

It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.