The WeAreKidLit Summer Reading List is out and my work on award committees is done. For the first time in a very, very long time I can devote time to reading something besides youth literature. While I’d enjoy reading adult nonfiction, I am choosing to read professional development books. I’m teaching now, making it even… Read More Summer Time Reading Time
Zetta Elliott’s Dragon in a Bag (Random House) was released in 2018. That book began a series that will soon have four books. Zetta just keeps releasing all that magic upon young readers! Dragons in a Bag Cover and interior art by Geneva B.The book that began it all. We were introduced to Jaxon, Ma,… Read More COVER REVEAL: The Enchanted Bridge by Zetta Elliott
I’ve once again seen The Hate You Give is being challenged in schools and I’m realizing that I’ve never reviewed the book on this blog! It came out during my Printz year and I couldn’t review it. That year, We Are Okay (Dutton) by Nina LaCouer won the medal and The Hate You Give (Balzer+Bray)… Read More Thomas’s The Hate You Give
I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to check out this year’s summer reading list. If not, I hope you do soon. The list this year is a very robust list that considers a variety of texts; of literacies; of ways to engage with information. We’ve curated novels, picturebooks, graphic novels, coloring sheets, online… Read More The List is out!
title: Comb of Wishesauthor: Lisa Stringfellowdate: Quill Tree Books; Feb. 2022main character: Kela Hendymiddle grade fantasy; African American references are to an advanced copy of the book I’ve been waiting to read this one for months; ever since the author had a copy sent to me. I was only able to pick this up recently… Read More review: A Comb of Wishes