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IMWAYR: May I Say, “Ditto?”

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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May I say, “Ditto?” I’m still reading some excellent titles I started last week — I’m savoring the experiences.

Physical Books: This week I’m finishing Blended by Sharon Draper and playing with vocabulary using Absurd Words: A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds by Tara Lazar.

Libro.fm: I’m finishing African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste. My students, colleagues, and I were laughing out loud (LOL) when we read the chapter about Amanirenas (no spoilers!).

NetGalley: I’m still reading Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy. This is such a great book! I’m sure I’ll need a few copies for the library. The main character is already my favorite of 2022.

Have a great week! It’s time to read!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


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IMWAYR: 2022 Is Off To A Great Start!

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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It’s great to be back in the habit of reading daily. I love that I can pick up a book, enjoy it, and pass it along to other readers. My position as a school librarian gives me the opportunity to share books with students and help them to get to know authors, time periods, themes, and characters — it’s wonderful!

Physical Books: This week I’m reading Blended by Sharon Draper, Absurd Words: A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds by Tara Lazar, and Hide and Geek by my former colleague (and long-time friend), T.P. Jagger. All of these are amazing! I also read The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López. Wow! (I love the colorful butterflies and the characters’ joyful faces the most; this story will stay with me for a long time.)

Libro.fm: I’m enjoying African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste. This is read by Karne Chilton, who has a distinctive voice that enhances the stories of these leaders we should all know, but don’t. I’m learning so much, and I shared it with our social studies teacher today. He will be teaching African history soon and he can’t wait to help students learn these people’s names.

NetGalley: I’m SO BAD about checking my NetGalley account; maybe if I add my titles here, I’ll be more responsible. This week I downloaded Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy. I love this cover and description (and Emma!) and I’m starting this one tonight.

Have a great week! It’s time to read!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?