It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.
If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
The Past Week:
Revolution was definitely my favorite book of the week. Deborah Wiles put together a fantastic collection of primary source images and narrative that really dropped me back in time. I learned more than I expected to during the journey. I am not sure how many upper elementary students will be up to the task of reading this lengthy book, but it is truly amazing. It also led me to Andrea Davis Pinkney's book Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters since I had never heard of Dorothy Irene Height before reading Revolution. Twitter was helpful here as I asked if there were any children's biographies out there about her and I got these replies:
@librarygrl2 @J_S_Dub Hey history buffs! Height and Bethune are featured in my book Let it Shine. Dorothy was a friend of my late father...So interesting to learn more about Height and many other female freedom fighters.
— Andrea Davis Pinkney (@AndreaDavisPink) September 25, 2014
Overall, it was a great week of reading.
The Coming Week:
I am still listening to a David Sedaris book, When You are Engulfed in Flames and just started reading Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes. In just a few pages, I am already hooked. I am also looking at sugar in a different way. I am about to start reading an ARC of Kekla Magoon's newest book How it Went Down. Beyond that, I am not sure what will make it into my hands, but I am sure there will be more. Happy reading!