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IMWAYR: Codes and Other Stuff


IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts 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 each week.

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For the past few days, all I’ve read are codes for importing students into our library management system. Don’t get me wrong, it’s exciting to start a new school year and see new students’ names in our database, but I miss reading books. Here’s what I have coming up this week:

I chose Anisa’s International Day for two reasons. 1) It’s a shorter book and I know I’ll finish it. Then I can say I’m a productive reader again. 2) Reem Faruqi never fails me! I love everything she writes. This title publishes on September 20th (HarperCollins).

Laurie Morrison sent me Coming Up Short (Amulet Books, 2022) and I cannot put off reading it another day. Thank you for the gift, Laurie! A message on the title page reads, “There are so many ways to be strong and brave!” I love it!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


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!

3 thoughts on “IMWAYR: Codes and Other Stuff

  1. I’ve bookmarked both, Jennifer. Coming Up Short sounds like one for one of my granddaughters, the softball player! Hope you manage to get through all those codes and have time to read again! Happy start to the year!

  2. It sounds like setting up the library software for the year has been quite the chore, Jennifer—I hope that isn’t too exhausting and calms down soon! Both of these books look wonderful—I haven’t seen too much about Anisa’s International Day, but I know Reem Faruqi’s other books (like Unsettled) have been praised quite a bit. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

  3. School really cuts into reading time, doesn’t it! Shorter books like Anisa’s International Day sound like what I need right now. I’ll definitely have to check that one out.

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