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IMWAYR: July will be here soon! Vacation!

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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NetGalley: I’m flying through Jordan J and the Truth About Jordan J by K.A. Holt. I love these kids! Jordan J is a dancer and also is a “divergent” character, which is interesting and needed in stories these days. I can see so many of my students in these characters. I cannot wait to add this book to our library shelves.

Physical Books: I’m starting the Book Love Foundation’s Book Club this week, and the group is reading Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices by Lorena Escoto Germán first. I’m opening this one up tonight and I’m intrigued.

I know I’ll put everything aside and read Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes tomorrow. I love all her work, but Garvey’s Choice was one of my favorites, and I cannot wait to read about Garvey as the COVID-19 pandemic sends him into lockdown. Thank you for the ARC, Nikki and WordSong! (Publishes 10/25/22 by WordSong)

I have a bunch of other activities and tasks this week, so I want to be realistic with my reading, but July is coming soon, and I have set a goal to read a book a day.

It’s MONDAY! What are YOU reading?