Another busy week is behind me; I’m ready for the week to come, thanks to good books. I finished the graphic novels and picture books from last week, and added another picture book. I won Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers by Matthew Cordell in the Perma-Bound webinar drawing! Thank you,Continue reading “IMWAYR: Picture Books and PD”
I know I said I was going to start A Promised Land, but I got distracted by book mail at school. Our students are doing virtual learning this week, but teachers are still working in the buildings. Opening book boxes made me feel like Christmas came early. Look at what I pulled out to readContinue reading “IMWAYR: Distracted”
Reading…continued…I will finish up the graphic novels from last week — Superman Smashes the Klan, The Oracle Code, and Doodleville — and add a new one to this week’s list, Twins (by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright). I’m so happy my indie bookstore, Brain Lair Books, had a copy for me. Then I will startContinue reading “IMWAYR: Continued…Happy Holiday Weekend!”
I pulled a little collection of graphic novels out this week because we have three of them in our Battle of the Books stack this year and because Junior Library Guild delivered more with our school subscription last week. They will keep me busy, trying to keep up with the students and promoting the message,Continue reading “IMWAYR: Graphic Novels COUNT as Reading!”
It’s the day before Election Day in the USA. Times are tense. Anxiety runs high. I’m focused on reading. To keep my mind at ease, I think about the authors who craft their stories and question how they seem to get it all right so easily. I know that’s not true – there are manyContinue reading “IMWAYR: Listening to Craft Moves”
It’s getting darker earlier. It’s cold outside. The end of October is here. This is a good week for some chilling tales (and more). Chilling Tales… Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds, brought to life by Danica Novgorodoff, literally gave me chills. The graphic novel is so much more haunting than theContinue reading “IMWAYR: Chilling Tales for Cold FAll Evenings (plus)”
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!
Raina Telgemeier is one of my favorite graphic novelists. Here, Mike Jung shares his thoughts about Raina…