Reading Teacher Writes

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IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books Week


There’s so much to read right now! Last week, I read a bunch of nonfiction picture books — I just LOVE picture books! I’m also celebrating Banned Books Week — Look for my “Banned Books Focus” posts this week.

I’m still reading Turning Point by Paula Chase (so good!) and I need to get to Vanderbeekers: Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser next!

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, so I’m continuing to seek out those titles. Next up is Letters From Cuba by Ruth Behar (author of Lucky Broken Girl).

I’ve read some nonfiction books to pass along to my granddaughter when I see her. Voting, remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and studying climate change are topics of interest.







It’s Banned Books Week! Keep reading whatever you want to read, no matter the content, and don’t let anyone stop you. Censorship of any kind is wrong, and I’m happy to celebrate all reading this week.

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop with kidlit co-hosts Jennifer (at and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

7 thoughts on “IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books Week

  1. I need to check out Your Place in the Universe – thank you for the recommendation. I also have the next Vanderbeekers in my stack!

  2. I’m definitely adding Letters from Cuba to my list. I see we have a copy in our Overdrive library, so I’m very happy about that. I’ve also been getting out the Ruth Bader Ginsburg picture books this week. Thanks so much for these shares, Jennifer, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

  3. I have Letters from Cuba & still haven’t read it yet, Jennifer. So many have loved it so I’m sure it’s good. I’ll note the other books you shared, too. I have also noted all that you share on Instagram, so thanks for that, too! Have a great week!

  4. I was happy to see how many of the Top Ten Banned books I had read, although I’m still mystified about why some of them were banned. I mean, obviously no one read Tango Makes Three before trying to halt access.

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful week of reading! I too need to get to Letters From Cuba since I loved Lucky Broken Girl.

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