2.9.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Salt to the Sea, Last Stop on Market Street, & Finding Winnie

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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The story of my broken foot told in pictures.

This is what happens when I play ball hockey on a Friday night...


 TODAY is the day that Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea is born!
I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of it through Edelweiss. Thank you!
‘Salt to the Sea’ book trailer shows the journey of refugees

ABOUT SALT TO THE SEA from hypable.com

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

I will not soon forget Joana, Florian, and Emilia. I’d like to forget Alfred, but I will remember him too.

War make friends and accomplices of of people who would never meet under normal circumstances. These four are brought together as WWII is drawing to a brutal and bloody end. It is winter of 1945 and the Germans have finally admitted that defeat at the hands of the Russians is inevitable. Hitler had denied this outcome for so long that now, escape is a harrowing and tragic ordeal. Joana, Florian, and Emilia are the three main characters who are working their way to the Baltic Sea to get on board a departing vessel that will take them away from the brutal Russian army. Each has a different story to tell. Each has his or her own secrets to keep. Each is vying for a coveted spot on board the doomed ship—the Wilhelm Gustloff.

I don’t know how Sepetys so deftly weaves so many stories and so much history together into one novel. I found myself engrossed in the characters and their histories—waiting on edge for a new secret or tidbit to be revealed. All the while knowing what theBetween Shades of Gray Booky were heading for disaster. A sinking ship.

Do you like historical fiction? Are you interested in secret stories? Did you read
Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray? Then please don’t miss this one.


I was also fortunate enough to receive this year’s Newbery and Caldecott winners in the Scholastic order this week.

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Borrowed from Mr. de la Peña’s site:

“Robinson’s simple shapes, bright palette and flat perspective belie a sophisticated use of acrylic and collage. His cityscape is diverse and friendly, without neglecting the grittiness: litter, graffiti, security grilles and a soup kitchen—CJ and Nana’s destination. With this final detail, Last Stop on Market Street provides a gentle twist, letting readers in on the secret Nana and CJ have known all along: They’re on the way to help others who have even less. But it’s also the warmth of their intergenerational relationship that will make this book so satisfying, for both young readers and the adults sharing it with them.”–New York Times

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
 
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.

Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England…

And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/lindsay-mattick/finding-winnie/9780316324908/#desc

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 18 books this past week.
Period 5&6 read 6 books this past week.

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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Shakespearian graphic novels, anyone?

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Eleanor & Park
 
 
Thanks,
David Etkin
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2.1.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Salt to the Sea

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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… Lots of Interim assessments and blog posts… and half of my current book. SO GOOD!
This was how I spent part of my Sunday—at the Blood Mobile outside my church doing the Double Red Blood Cell donation.

Double Red Cell Donation

What Is It?

Double red cell donation is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you.

 

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CLEAN IT:

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STICK IT:

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SQUEEZE IT & GRADE IT:

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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 16 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 17 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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 This is an AMAZING book so far. I’m 63% through. The book trailer was just released—Perhaps it’ll show up on Friday’s BOOKflix Friday. I can’t say enough so far.
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From Barnes and Noble:
For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war’s most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.Told in alternating points of view, and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson’s critically acclaimed #1 NYT bestseller Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein’s Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.
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Eleanor & Park
 
 
Thanks,
David Etkin

1.24.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Code of Honor

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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Tap to read a sample.

It was tough to stop reading this book. Partly because with terrorists and Homeland Security and spies and investigations and planned attacks, it is so pertinent today. There

Prisoner B-3087

Tap to read a sample.

was tons of action here, which I wasn’t expecting. I thought it would be more of a drama and an inner struggle than an in-the-middle-of-the-action thriller. Perhaps that’s my fault for not reading the blurb more carefully.

Regardless, this is a page-turner. If you are up for some action—and are willing to suspend disbelief just a tad, you’ll probably get a kick out of this one. It’s way different than Gratz’s Prisoner B-3087, but still a worthy read.
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?


Book orders are due today! Don’t miss out on the great books available for fantastic prices.

Order online and get a HUGE selection: scholastic.com/bookclubs

Class code: GML8J
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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 20 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 12 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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25614492Wow. Another WWII historical Fiction novel. This comes out February 9th. It’s pretty amazing so far. Sepetys is so talented weaving four characters’ stories together.
From Barnes and Noble:
For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war’s most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.Told in alternating points of view, and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson’s critically acclaimed #1 NYT bestseller Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein’s Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.
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Eleanor & Park
 
 
Thanks,
David Etkin

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.
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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

1.11.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? An A from Miss Keller

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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Another great book about the power of learning and the power of a teacher. No surprise that I like it, right? Here a couple spreads from the inside:
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480x480bb-85 (1) She looks tough, doesn’t she? And do you think she was mean through the whole book?
This is the sixth Polacco book that features a teacher. Have you read the others?
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{Special thanks to my library for having great books.}
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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 18 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 8 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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Still… but it’s SO interesting!
Just started Code of Honor, a WWII novel, and I’m already into it. It reminds me a bit ofNightdivided_XLG Nielsen’s
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Divided
. Since my wife and I watched Amazon’s Man in
the High Castle 
over vacation, this seemed a fitting book to read next.
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Picture books on deck:

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Thanks,
David Etkin

1.4.16!!! It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #SomeOfTheParts

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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You’ve seen this book on my BOOK ON DECK pile for some time now. I’m glad to have finally read it.

This was an ARC that will be born on February 16th. You KNOW what day of the week that is…

I really enjoyed digging into this realistic fiction novel by Hannah Barnaby. I have a hard time imagining losing someone close to me. I get teary thinking about my mom or dad passing. I’ve never really thought about losing my sister—that would create a huge hole in my life.

That is the pain that Tallie and her family are dealing with.

Here is the description from IndieBound:

For fans of Love Letters to the Dead and I’ll Give You the Sun comes a heartrending story of a teen who sets out on an unusual quest.

 

For months, Tallie McGovern has been coping with the death of her older brother the only way she knows how: by smiling bravely and pretending that she’s okay. She’s managed to fool her friends, her parents, and her teachers, yet she can t even say his name out loud: “N ” is as far as she can go. Then Tallie comes across a letter in the mail, and it only takes two words to crack the careful facade she’s built up:
ORGAN DONOR.
Two words that had apparently been checked off on her brother’s driver’s license; two words that her parents knew about and never revealed to her. All at once, everything Tallie thought she understood about her brother’s death feels like a lie. And although a part of her knows he’s gone forever, another part of her wonders if finding the letter might be a sign. That if she can just track down the people on the other end of those two words, it might somehow bring him back.
Hannah Barnaby’s deeply moving novel asks questions there are no easy answers to as it follows a family struggling to pick up the pieces, and a girl determined to find the brother she wasn’t ready to let go of.

Tallie’s suffering was palpable: The aggravation with everyone asking her if she’s okay; seeing her parents tune out and fade out; desperately seeking a connection with her lost brother through music and memories. Tough to read—but an important and meaningful book to read.

One of the cool things about this book is that Barnaby used a song title for the title of each chapter.  That’s right up my alley. I also had fun tweeting back and forth with her about the songs. Here is the playlist on Spotify.

Put this one on your calendar.

A few favorite lines:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Everyone could see I was different. Of course I was, because what kind of person would I be if my brother died and I stayed exactly the same? But they still don’t know what the real change is, that I can’t make the words come out right, that I can’t feel anything the way I used to. That my heart is twisted, a knot I can’t unravel.
•Or maybe he knows that the plan is the only perfect part of the process. Once you set the plan in motion, things get messy, full of holes and unexpected trouble.

•Bad things happen, and we are not the same when they are over. But we go on.

 

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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 22 books this past week.
{No BOOKselfies this week}
Period 5&6 read 5 books this past week.
{No BOOKselfies this week}

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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Just started Code of Honor, a WWII novel, and I’m already into it. It reminds me a bit ofNightdivided_XLG Nielsen’s
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Divided
. Since my wife and I watched Amazon’s Man in
the High Castle 
over vacation, this seemed a fitting book to read next.
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Thanks,
David Etkin

12.21 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #AllAmericanBoys

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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Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! Did I mention that our digital school newspaper, the Panther Press, came out today? Give it a LOOK!

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If you like realistic fiction that’s ripped right from the headlines of the news, you’ll enjoy this gritty book. Quinn and Rashad are two high school students—one an athlete, the other more of an artist. More importantly, one is white and the other is black. When Rashad is roughed up by an officer—an officer that Quinn knows—it makes the national news and threatens to divide the high school and town. Where will Quinn and ‘Shad wind up when everything shakes out? What stories are hidden beneath the surface? How will these guys face up to the way things have always been?

All American Boys is told from Quinn’s and Rashad’s points of view in alternating chapters. The two-author, two-POV format works. Powerful and current, All American Boys won’t soon leave your mind.

In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens one black, one white grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.
A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?
But there were witnesses: Quinn Collins a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team half of whom are Rashad’s best friends start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.
Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

 

Here is a great review and exerpt from NPR.


 How many books did students in each class read last week?
What are they reading now?
Check out our Padlet to see students’ BOOKselfies.
Click the links below at 10:00ish and 12:30 respectively to see all students’ posts.

 

Hey— Did you remember that Reading Records are getting collected on Thursday?!?!

BTW—guests are invited to post a BOOKselfie too.
Period 1&2 read 20 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 13 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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Thanks,
David Etkin

12.14 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #GoodStuff + #ReadingAndTweeting

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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I didn’t finish, but it’s pretty amazing. I’m on page 262.
I also tweeted a little bit with the author and others:
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 How cool is that?

 

I often like to have a book going on my iPad so I can read in bed with the light off. I started this one from my TBR pile:

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 How many books did students in each class read last week?
What are they reading now?
Check out our Padlet to see students’ BOOKselfies.
Click the links below at 10:00ish and 12:30 respectively to see all students’ posts.

 

Hey— Did you remember that Reading Records are getting collected on Thursday?!?!

BTW—guests are invited to post a BOOKselfie too.
Period 1&2 read 11 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 13 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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Thanks,
David Etkin

12.7 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #Winter #LunarChronicles


Guess what today is!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

{I was late on adopting the new graphic above. What do you think?}

{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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I did it!
Winter (Lunar Chronicles Series #4)
Amazing. I can’t believe I finished the series. The characters in this book are awesome—all unique and diverse. Cinder. Scarlet. Winter. Cress. Thorne. Kai. Wolf. Jacin. Iko. Oh yeah—Levana. This book took a good while to read, but it was certainly worth it.
 
This series is not a simple read. It might be more readable in 7th or 8th grade. However, I know that some readers are ready for this and like to read series, and this is a great choice for anyone who likes sci-fi/fantasy and some twisted fairy tale retellings.
 
Oh, and the big lesson: Never bet against a cyborg.

 How many books did students in each class read last week?
What are they reading now?
Check out our Padlet to see students’ BOOKselfies.
Click the links below at 10:00ish and 12:30 respectively to see all students’ posts.

 

BTW—guests are invited to post a BOOKselfie too.
Period 1&2 read 19 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 17 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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Linda Sue Park recommended this one.
I’m already halfway through.
As much as I enjoy reading fantasy, I’m really enjoying getting into characters and situations that are real. This is right out of the news—high school students dealing with race issues. It’s pretty cool how it’s written—from alternating points of view.
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Thanks,
David Etkin

11.30 It’s Monday! What are you Reading?


Guess what today is!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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{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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I’m 77% through my book (page 630 out of 827). I’ve been reading a ton, but this is a LONG book—and I’m taking my time because I want to soak up every word of this final book in the series.
Winter (Lunar Chronicles Series #4)
 This is me reading over vacation. I wanted to sit with my family as they were watching a show, but I can’t concentrate on my book when the TV is on. SO I put on some wordless music (techno this time) and got absorbed in my book. While eating some licorice.
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 How many books did students in each class read last week?
What are they reading now?
Check out our Padlet to see students’ BOOKselfies.
Click the links below at 10:00ish and 12:30 respectively to see all students’ posts.
BTW—guests are invited to post a BOOKselfie too.
Period 1&2 read 13 books this past week.
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Period 5&6 read 9 books this past week.
Ready to see some beautiful pictures? Check out these 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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Linda Sue Park recommended this one.
 So.
Many.
Good.
Books.
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
David Etkin