It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleasing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.
Last week, I read and reviewed:
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The Giver by Lois Lowry - what can I say about this classic utopian/dystopian novel except to say it's a book book to revisit every few years.
Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier - a graphic novel about a young Jewish girl who was hidden by people willing to risk everything to save her in WWII France.
Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black and White Jazz Band in History by Lesa Cline-Ransome - Two great Jazz musicians who dared to appear on stage together at a time when this was simply not done.
This week I have a bunch of books, but probably won't get through them all:
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean told by hisself by David Almond - this novel about a boy hidden away for 13 years is written phonetically and is really for mature YA readers.
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
What are you reading this week?