9.9.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Welcome to the new school year!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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


the titles we are currently reading.}



They say that compared to someone who doesn’t, a person who reads lives thousands of lives. I think I have.

These are some of the lives I lived just this summer.

This SUMMER I read with my eyes and ears…


I traveled back to Spain, which was under control of the dictator Franco, and saw what it was like for the poor members of society to live—and uncovered the mystery of vanishing babies.



I went on the run with Blink and Caution, two street kids who found themselves in the middle of a kidnapping and ransom situation.


I was a high school girl dealing with the challenges of moving to a new school where the school bully wanted to beat her up for no reason and her mom didn’t understand her at all.


I was a boy named Lolly who was still struggling with the death of his brother in a gang-related shooting—while also struggling with the question of whether he should join a crew for his own protection.



Wren is whisked away to the Utah desert to get her life back in order. As she struggles in the survivalist therapy camp, we learn the many things she’s done to get her there.


Genie Lo is just a very tall Chinese American student who loves volleyball and is driven to succeed. But it turns out she is really someone else— a character from ancient Chinese folklore—and she needs to defend her city from invading demons.

9780062498564Brianne is growing up in the projects, but dreams of becoming a rap star. Her mom is out of work, her brother is working to keep the family afloat, her aunt is mixed up in illegal activity, and she is unfairly treated by the security guards at her school. When she gains sudden popularity at a rap battle, she has to figure out what kind of image she wants to portray.



This isn’t a narrative (story), this is a non-fiction (NF) book written for white folks about racism in America and how to be open to talking about it. Powerful stuff!







Period 2&3 read ? books this past week.

Period 5&6 read ? books this past week.

Period 8&9 read ? books this past week.













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