IMWAYR: Trying to keep the Pace

This week I’m trying to keep the pace by reading instead of watching the news. The USA is in turmoil. I’ve decided that if I keep reading, I can be more intelligent and then I’ll know how to respond more appropriately to the news. I’m hoping to improve my attitude. NetGalley Reading: I will start Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca tonight. A young Indian American girl shifts between worrying about school and taking care of her mother, who has leukemia. The book publishes in February, and I’m lucky to be approved to read this already-popular title. Physical Books: I read This is Your Brain on Stereotypes by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. It’s an upper elementary/middle school-appropriate nonfiction look at the science of your brain and how it makes you to think the way you do. It’s interesting and easy enough to read and understand for my students. I liked it! I also pulled Fault Lines in the Constitution by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson to read during this crazy real-life week. I received my copy of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell, who gives children and adults a reason to smile about reading books. I saw the author speak at a virtual event with Brain Lair Books (My very favorite bookstore) and he was wonderful! I can’t wait to share this with my elementary students. Audiobooks: I’m still listening to the last 20% of Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao. My priority is to get this one finished by tomorrow night.

It’s MONDAY! What are YOU reading?

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from 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 each week.

Published by Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

4 thoughts on “IMWAYR: Trying to keep the Pace

  1. Laura at Beagles and Books just shared Red, White, & Whole & it sounds good! I didn’t know about the brain & stereotypes book. That is one I’d like to read for sure. Thanks, Jennifer, Have a great rest of the week.

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  2. I just enjoyed a virtual read aloud of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World (read by Malcolm Mitchell), but I haven’t yet gotten my hands on a print copy. I’ve had This is Your Brain on Stereotypes on my list, but it’s currently checked out so I’m saving it to my online list. I’m looking forward to Red, White, and Whole and I really hope you’re enjoying it! Thanks for all these shares, Jennifer, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

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  3. This is Your Brain on Stereotypes and Fault Lines in the Constitution sound like books I need to find and read also. Also, thanks for sharing audiobooks. I have not heard of that before and I love the idea of getting the books from the local bookstore instead of a huge corporation. Have a great week!

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  4. Thanks for the heads up about Red, White, and Whole and This is Your Brain on Stereotypes. The first is now on my list, and I just put a hold on a copy of the latter. Happy reading this week.

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