Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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 shelfImages via Goodreads unless otherwise noted. 

The Past Week:

Middle grade came out on top this week. I loved brown girl dreaming and reviewed it over at Rich in Color. I also really enjoyed Kinda Like Brothers. I will review that one soon. Jarrett and Kevon were solid characters in a unique story. Little Elliot Big City is super cute. I actually liked all of the books this week. It was quite a mix of topics and styles. 

I also finished reading Celebrating Writers. I look forward to sharing it with the staff at my school. It also energized me to do a bit of my own writing.

The Coming Week:
I will finish up Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I'm reading it via CDs and have one more to go. I am also listening to a memoir by Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter so may get to that. I have the graphic novel Relish coming through interlibrary loan so I might get to it. Otherwise, with school starting, reading will be hit and miss. I hope you have a great week of reading!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Diverse Lit Recommendations

Back in June I wrote a post about reading, purchasing and promoting diverse children's and young adult literature. If you missed it, please check it out here.  What I didn't do at the time was include some of my favorite diverse lit titles for readers to explore. Here are titles for a wide variety of ages and interests.

Board Books

I am noticing many, many excellent titles for the very young that are written by American Indian authors. Because these books are not always easy to find, I'm including some places that you might find them. The first set of books shown are available through Head StartBirchbark Books and Oyate also have several of these titles. The Northwest titles may also be found at Native Northwest

Picture Books

Beginner to Middle Grade






Young Adult


Whew! I went a little crazy there in my Goodreads lists, but there were so many good titles. I hope you are able to track down at least some of them to read and enjoy. All of these titles may be found in my Goodreads account where I have reviewed or at least rated all of them if you would like more information about them.