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… Continue 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… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: BIG Book Birthday Week!”

IMWAYR: First Days of School Picture Books

I made it through the first few days of school (teachers are in the buildings while students are remote learning). I’m exhausted! I did manage to gather and re-read picture books for read alouds and mentor texts for this first quarter. One special new… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: First Days of School Picture Books”

IMWAYR: Several Ways to Read

There are several ways to read and last week I tried audiobooks. This week I’m hitting my NetGalley TBR list and revisiting a favorite character with a new story. On NetGalley (Thank you for the approval, Delacorte Press.): The Assignment by Lisa M. Wiemer… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Several Ways to Read”

IMWAYR: “Summertime Fun” Reads

I’m listening to books in an attempt to jump on the audiobooks bandwagon. I still love my paper and binding books, and I’m not really into the audio format…yet, but these books were fun: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: “Summertime Fun” Reads”

IMWAYR: It’s Break Time!

Summer is here! Warm weather, sunny days, and reading whatever I want. (I ALWAYS read whatever I want anyway, but this week I’m changing it up.) I finished Free Lunch by Rex Ogle — WOW! Another 5-star read — This is Rex’s own story… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: It’s Break Time!”

IMWAYR: Slowing Down for Summer

I’m slowing down this week to enjoy some summer weather. This week I finished… Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Wow! This novel-in-verse is about two teenage girls from different places on the globe who share a father. A plane crash brings Camino… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Slowing Down for Summer”

IMWAYR: PD Review – We Got This!

We Got This. I’m re-reading Cornelius Minor’s book to add to my anti-racist reading challenge. When I read this book the first time, I read through the lens of a teacher. Now I’m reading the book through the lens of learning to be anti-racist.… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: PD Review – We Got This!”

IMWAYR: My Anti-Racist Reading List

I spent the afternoon pondering where to start–choosing 50 books to share with friends and colleagues as I move towards anti-racism. Reading, speaking, writing…I must do better for my fellow humans. Check out my Bookshop. I will be reading these books as I move… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: My Anti-Racist Reading List”

IMWAYR: Happy Memorial Day!

To all those who fight and fought to keep us free, THANK YOU! Today I remember grandfathers, my father-in-law, uncles, cousins, and friends who serve and who served. Happy Memorial Day! Wrapping up the virtual school year, so I’ll be busy this week, but… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Happy Memorial Day!”