IMWAYR: Mixing It Up

Fall break provided rich, relaxing reading time! Last week I finished books; this week I’m listening to a book and reading an adult title I’ve been waiting for. I finished I Can Make This Promise, the debut by Christine Day. I loved the touching, complicated story of Edie and her family (and their secrets). IContinue reading “IMWAYR: Mixing It Up”

IMWAYR: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Fall break is this week — lots of reading to do! Happy Reading! It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to planContinue reading “IMWAYR: Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

IMWAYR: New Book Birthdays!

It’s another big week for reading! Fall Reading is Fabulous this year! I decided to focus on graphic novels this week, since they are getting a hit from teachers across the country (again). Reminder: READING GRAPHIC NOVELS IS READING! These are some good stories, too, so let the kids read! (Teachers, you can read them,Continue reading “IMWAYR: New Book Birthdays!”

IMWAYR: Banned Books Week 2019

Happy Banned Books Week! Read a banned or challenged book this week.  Happy Reading! It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your readingContinue reading “IMWAYR: Banned Books Week 2019”

IMWAYR: I’m a Winner! Thank you, Susan Ross!

I’m a winner! Thank you, Susan Ross (@SusanRossAuthor) for sending me Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story and Searching for Lottie from your #giveaway on Twitter. I can’t wait to get started! Searching for Lottie sounds perfect for my middle school students. Knowing that the characters are based on Susan’s own family will make thisContinue reading “IMWAYR: I’m a Winner! Thank you, Susan Ross!”

IMWAYR: “Picture Books are Perfect” and Special Book Mail

This is a big week of reading, since I’ll be presenting my introductory professional development session, “Picture Books are Perfect for Middle School & High School” on September 14th at the Indiana State Literacy Conference in Noblesville, IN. I will read MANY picture books this week to finalize my presentation. Which books should I pack?Continue reading “IMWAYR: “Picture Books are Perfect” and Special Book Mail”

IMWAYR: Short Week – Happy Labor Day!

This is a short school week, so there’s plenty of time for reading. This past weekend I finished Maybe He Just Likes You, Things You Can’t Say, and More to the Story (Hena Khan’s newest comes out tomorrow!). All three of these are going into the middle school library as soon as possible. All threeContinue reading “IMWAYR: Short Week – Happy Labor Day!”

IMWAYR: Picture Books, a Story Collection, and a Bonus

Bonus comes first today — THE SILENCE BETWEEN US by Alison Gervais (Blink YA Books) comes out TOMORROW! Maya Harris must leave Pratt School for the Deaf and attend a hearing school — for her senior year in high school! It’s bad enough being the new girl, but she needs a personal interpreter for everyContinue reading “IMWAYR: Picture Books, a Story Collection, and a Bonus”