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 Weeks' Posts
- Spotlight on Diverse Book Awards. Looking to add diverse books to your collection? These diverse book awards are a great way to find high quality books!
- Book Club Discussion Questions. Collection of generic questions that I use for building book club discussions with students.
- If You Like Guardians of Ga'Hoole ... My students are sharing book recommendations, following the "If you like ... read this next ..." format. Two boys share their thoughts about what to read after Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
Follow The Logonauts on Facebook! I recently started a Facebook page for The Logonauts. Many parents and teachers are on Facebook, so it seemed like a great way to connect. Please consider "liking" to get updates via your Facebook feed, thanks!
Sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to spend a month in the summer of 1968 visiting their mother in Oakland, CA. Delphine, the oldest (and our narrator), is the only one with memories of their mother, who left right after Fern was born. This is a book with strong characters that pull you into the story, balanced against a tumultuous time period (with enough explanation and context provided to help kids without strong background knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement or the Black Panthers). A fascinating and thought-provoking book.
The series continues with P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama, which I have already place on-hold at the library.