4.16.18 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? The Burning Room, Refugee

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 is an adult crime novel. This book series is the basis for the television series Bosch.


Description from IndieBound

A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.

Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life–the same journey their sister set out on months ago.

But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

This is a tale ripped right from the headlines.

It’s one thing to hear about refugees on the news. It feels very different to get involved in a story about a refugee. Jumping back in forth in time, experiencing the different legs of Ebo’s journey was a tragic rollercoaster. Which was worse: the long trek across the dry Sahara? Or the slow drift across the Mediterranean.

This is a close look at the struggles and decisions that many people in the world have to make.

I learn again that it’s easy as a cozy American to judge what others in the world do. It’s very different to imagine and wonder what I would do in their situations.

This is an eye-opening read.




BOOKselfies are due Wednesday this week.
Tap on the class periods above to get to the BOOKselfies.

Did you catch my
this past week?

Almost finished.

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