10.23.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Save Me a Seat

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!

This week’s soundtrack:

Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they’re both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL. 

Joe’s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. 

Ravi’s family just moved to America from India, and he’s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in. 

Joe and Ravi don’t think they have anything in common — but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week. 


I like this idea of taking control. It reminds me of being proactive—one of the habits we will be working on this year.

It’s always interesting to see how books that begin with two different points of view come together by the end. It was fascinating to see what it might be like to come to school in America from a different culture. What a shock to be in such a different setting. I think you’d enjoy this book and the realistic glimpse into a week in school. On top of that—there are recipes in the back of the book for some of the dishes that are mentioned inside. Very cool.






Did you catch my
this past week?

Kwame Alexander is the author of a couple of our favorite novels in verse. Perhaps you’ve seen these two…

I’ve had his new book Solo on my Books on Deck list here to read all year.

I was messaging with my high school friend Adam who lives in D.C.  It turns out he’s an acquaintance of Kwame’s… and he was able to get me THIS!

How cool is THAT?! Thanks Adam!



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I got this for my daughter for her birthday.
Remind me to tell you what I said to her about it…
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