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
- Middle School Book Club Books: disabilities. Sharing a roundup of great titles to use for middle school book discussions!
- Diverse Books for Children: favorite holidays books. We will only run one linkup for December, and the theme is favorite holiday books.
- Exciting news about Multicultural Children's Book Day! Click here for the big news ... and opportunities to receive a free diversity book are still available.
Esquivel! un artista del sonido de la era espacial (2016) by Susan Wood and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh is a biography of the experimental musician with a focus on his influences and creations. I love the pairing with Duncan Tonatiuh's illustrations (especially his Author's Note about his influences).
A Family is a Family is a Family (2016) by Sara Cleary and illustrated by Qin Leng. This celebration of families also highlights some of the ways that well-meaning but poorly conceived "family"-based activities can isolate some children in our classrooms. Books like this are a great way to make sure all children - and all families - are honored.
Shirley Jackson's The Lottery: the authorized graphic adaptation (2016) by Miles Hyman [her grandson]. This is an interesting graphic novel adaptation. The dark tones and expressions of the characters really add to the story. (Side note: why the nudity? It added nothing to the story other than making it difficult for teachers to use it.)