6.10.19 It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? STUDENT GUEST POST: Chloe M. with THREADS

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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


the titles we are currently reading.}

Today, a special guest post from Chloe M. who wanted to share about the book Threads.


From Barnes and Noble:

To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help!

The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman’s department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola.

By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found. She may be stuck sewing in the pale pink factory outside of Beijing forever.

Clara grows more and more convinced that she was meant to find Yuming’s note. Lola would have wanted her to do something about it. But how can Clara talk her parents, who are also in mourning, into going on a trip to China?

Finally the time comes when Yuming weighs the options, measures the risk, and attempts a daring escape.

The lives of two girls—one American, and one Chinese—intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.


This book tells a story of a real world problem that kids deal with everyday, and spreads awareness about it. In some parts, I couldn’t stop reading because it left me on the edge of my seat and sometimes I would go home and just read for a while because it left on BIG cliffhangers. This book reminds me of A Long Walk To Water, a book we read in the beginning of the year, because it goes back and forth between two stories, and they eventually merge together.

(Mr. Etkin: If you enjoyed Boys Without Names, you might like this book too.)


If you want to read more about the author, Ami Polonski, you can check out her site.

The process of making silk is pretty amazing. You can catch a video of the process below, or use this link.


Thanks for sharing with us, Chloe!


Period 2&3 read 5 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 13 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 9 books this past week.


So close!….










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