It’s Monday – What I’m Reading

IMWAYR

Periodically I hope to contribute to the It’s Monday What Are You Reading (#IMWAYR) community.

I recently finished a haunting new middle grade novel by Samantha M. Clark titled  The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast. This story grabbed me from the beginning and filled me with a mixture of emotions as I read, ultimately leaving me fulfilled, hopeful, and somehow changed. While it may not be for every middle grade reader, it is definitely a book that will be just right for the right reader.

the-boy-the-boat-and-the-beast-

Three picture books about amazing women also grabbed my attention recently.

Title: Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird                 Author: Bethany Hegedus                                                                                                                    Illustrator: Erin McGuire                                                                                                            (2018, Balzer+Bray)

Alabama Spitfire

Title: Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story   (2018, Sleeping Bear Press)                Author: Lindsey McDivitt                                                                                                  Illustrator: Eileen Ryan Ewen

Nature's Friend

 

Title: How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine                                  (2018, Atheneum)                                                                                                           Authors: Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville                                                     Illustrator: Giselle Potter

How to Build a Hug

All three of these books tell the stories of strong, persistent women, who overcame obstacles in life to follow their dreams and help make the world a better place. They would all be welcome additions to classroom libraries.

 

 

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6 Responses to It’s Monday – What I’m Reading

  1. Shaye Miller says:

    I’ve seen The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast in my local e-library and keep meaning to pick up a copy to read. Also, I LOVE that cover of Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. This is one I really need to read. Thank you so much for sharing, Rose. Have a wonderful reading week!

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  2. cweichel says:

    How to Build a Hug is already on my list, but Nature’s Friend and Alabama Spitfire are new to me. Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. lindabaie says:

    Thanks for sharing these, Rose. I know of Alabama Spitfire & the Temple Grandin book, but the first chapter book & Nature’s Friend are new to me.

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  4. The biographies sound great. I’ve had How to Build a Hug on my tbr list, but the others are new to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. We love the picture book biographies you featured this week. Can’t wait to read How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine

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  6. Myra GB says:

    I immediately asked our librarians to order Alabama Spitfire and the Temple Grandin title – awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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