1.19.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? My Brother’s Secret

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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Fascinating book that reminded me a bit ofNightdivided_XLG Nielsen’s
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. Since my wife and I watched Amazon’s Man in
the High Castle,
 this seemed a fitting book to read.
I’ve always been fascinated about what it was like to live in Europe as a non-Jew during Hitler’s rise. Why didn’t people stand up to him? Why didn’t more fight back?
This is a glimpse into that—how kids were brainwashed and used as tools of the Reich against their parents. And as we see here, there were plenty of power-hungry adults willing to go along with what was going on, too.
But there was a resistance.  And that’s where this book takes us.
If you’re a WWII fan, this is for you.
• • •
Did you catch my MrEtkinSHMS Instagram posts this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read last week?
Period 1&2 read 12 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 10 books this past week.
Ready to see what these students are reading? Check out their BOOKselfies!!
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For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Did anyone comment on last Monday’s blog post?

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Talk about a page-turner! This is right out of the current news, and it reminds me of the series Homeland.
From Scholastic:

About This Book

From the acclaimed of author of Prisoner B-3087, a timely, heart-racing action-adventure about the War on Terror and the bond between brothers.

Kamran Smith has it all. He’s the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can’t wait to enlist in the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran’s family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted.

And then everything implodes.

Darius is accused of being a terrorist. Kamran refuses to believe it, but the evidence is there; Darius has been filmed making threats against his country, hinting at an upcoming deadly attack. Kamran’s friends turn on him; suddenly, in their eyes he’s a terrorist, too.

Kamran knows it’s up to him to clear his brother’s name. In a race against time, Kamran must piece together a series of clues and codes that will lead him to Darius and the truth.

But is it a truth Kamran is ready to face? And is he putting his own life at risk?

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Picture books on deck:

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Thanks,
David Etkin
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3 thoughts on “1.19.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? My Brother’s Secret

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