Monday, November 25, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/25/19

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.

Recent Posts

    Picture Books

    Freedom Soup (Dec. 2019) by Tami Charles and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara. Freedom Soup tells the background of this Haitian recipe and its connection to the liberation of Haiti and their celebration of independence day, dating back to New Years Day of 1804. In the story, Ti Gran and the narrator work through the recipe and the history together. A copy of the recipe and author's note complete the book. This is a charming addition to any food or recipe-based book lists! (An advanced copy of this book was provided by Candlewick. All thoughts are my own.)

    Middle Grade

    The #IMWAYR board in my fifth grade classroom is continuing to be a big hit! I have a student who has self-appointed herself the board keeper. She updates the day each morning and cleans the whole board each Friday. The kids love seeing what others are reading and posting updates.

    The Toll (2019) by Neal Shusterman, book #3 in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. It's finally here! I cannot count the number of months since I preordered this book or the number of times former students of mine have asked when it was coming out. And despite all the hype, the conclusion to this trilogy did not disappoint. Shusterman is a *masterful* storyteller and weaves together so many different plot lines (and timelines early on), it's incredible. Read the series. That is all.

    Happy Reading!


    1. I love the idea of your #IMWAYR board, Katie. And, I'm reading Toll right now, so glad it's here at last!

    2. I really need to read The Toll soon! Have a great week!

    3. I too love the idea of your #IMWAYR board!

    4. Freedom Soup's art looks so vibrant!

    5. I just finished Scythe two weeks ago and checked out Thunderhead, yesterday. So I hope to be to The Toll very soon. Can't wait!! Love seeing the board, Katie, and I'm glad you have a self-appointed helper! :)


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