What better way to cure those Monday blues than to talk about my favorite thing - books!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys and then refocused onto KidLit by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. It's a fantastic way to reflect on your reading and discover great new titles by connecting with the other bloggers that link up.
12 year-old Astrid finds herself drifting away from her long-time friend as they pursue different interests. For Astrid - it's all about roller derby - and it's not so clear whether their friendship is going to make it. My 8 year-old daughter and I just loved this graphic novel - and we were psyched to find something as fun as Sisters and Smile. I'm planning to surprise her with tickets to see an Assault City Roller Derby bout next month. Can't wait!!
This title has been hanging out in my room for a long, long time, and I'm so glad I finally picked it up! It's a sweet, fun read about a middle school kid whose origami Yoda seems to give oddly enlightened advice. Is it something supernatural or is there more depth to this strange kid than everyone thinks?
Another incredible book this week - heart wrenching, harrowing, horrible - I think I'll remember more about Harriet Tubman's life from reading this one graphic history than from any other source I've read. It's powerful... and I appreciate that it does not gloss over our nation's often deplorable acts.
Nathan Hale needs to take very good care of himself so he can write lots more book like this!
As my entire family will tell you - I have been talking about this book all week! Did you know that some Renaissance men would store snacks in their codpieces? Or that no one wore underwear until the 1800s? Or shoes were not made with a left and right foot until about 150 years ago?
This is going to be a great non-fiction addition to my classroom library this year!