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!”
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IMWAYR: Listening to Craft Moves
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”
IMWAYR: Chilling Tales for Cold FAll Evenings (plus)
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)”
IMWAYR: Book Mail!
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!
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:Continue reading “IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books”
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 thisContinue reading “IMWAYR: Hispanic Heritage Month”
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 PointContinue reading “IMWAYR: Exciting New Books Coming Soon!”
IMWAYR: Reading for School and Home
I am reading for school and home purposes this week. I finished… I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes. What joy! I recommend this for every reader, young and old! Amazing and inspiring! Flamer by Mike Curato. FIRE! Flamer is going to win awards, I’m sure. Trigger warning: it’s a tough one, and hasContinue reading “IMWAYR: Reading for School and Home”
IMWAYR: BIG Book Birthday Week!
This week is a BIG Book Birthday Week! I’m looking forward to so many new books that release on September 1, 2020. These are just some of the newly published books I will read… It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is aContinue reading “IMWAYR: BIG Book Birthday Week!”