It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.
Last Week's Posts
- Teaching about US Immigration - nonfiction resources. First in a three-part series about US immigration, this post introduces nonfiction resources great for elementary and middle school students.
- Book Review: Mini Myth Board Books. There are two more adorable additions to the Mini Myths line of toddler board books by Joan Holub. Read the full review.
I have been continuing to read a lot of picture books but in the run-up to Spring Break and school craziness have not had the time to log them and find pictures, etc. Stay tuned for next time ...
Listen, Slowly (2015) by Thanhhà Lại. This book is incredible, and I love how different it is in style and feeling from her first book. In this story, our main character is a Vietnamese-American girl, raised in California, and she typifies the ongoing conflict between recent immigrants and their Americanized children. Mai/Mia is surprised to find herself in Vietnam for the summer with her grandmother, attempting to help uncover the mysteries about what actually happened to her prisoner of war grandfather back in Vietnam. An incredible story of family, heritage, and belonging. Highly recommended.
Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge update: 10 books, 2 dedicated posts
Dive into Diversity Challenge update: 63 books, 21 dedicated posts (Teaching about US Immigration and New Books from Kids Can Press)
ReFoReMo: For the month of March, I am also participating in the Read for Research Month Challenge. While my picture book reading is growing exponentially, I will try not to be too overwhelming with how many I include here for IMWAYR. Additional books that are new to me will be logged on GoodReads, and rereads will just be logged in my notes.