It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 11/13/17

On the blog: If you’re feeling overwhelmed as you set up your schedule for #NCTE17, check out my tips for sorting through sessions. In reading: Terri Libenson’s Invisible Emmie is the story of Emmie, an artistic middle-school girl who’s got a best friend and a big crush she’s scared to reveal and a mom who…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 11/6/17

I’m in kind of a reading slump. Only kind of, because I’m reading some each day and enjoying what I’m reading. I just don’t feel fully committed to anything. Even graphic novels haven’t been working for me: my last two graphic novels have each taken me over a week to read, and as we all know,…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/30/17

I wasn’t sure I’d have any takers after I booktalked the graphic novel memoir Spinning in my Methods course. I very much admired Tillie Walden’s evocative art, but it is a long graphic novel (400 pages!) and it’s all a bit sad and unresolved and I wasn’t sure what to say about it. Words from…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/23/17

Amina’s Voice is a thoughtful middle-grade novel about a girl finding her voice and figuring out who she is. There is a lot going on here–perhaps too much–but all tied together by Amina’s strong voice as a character. I especially enjoyed the focus on Amina’s Muslim faith and religious identity. Victoria Jamieson’s new middle-grade graphic…