This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Monday, March 20, 2017

#IMWAYR March 20, 2017

Each week I try to join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers to share all of the reading I've done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. It's #IMWAYR.

This is a big week for me with my virtual launch on Thursday and The Perfect Trip releasing on Friday. You can also find me today over at Middle Grade Minded where I talked about how I used me real life to create this story. 

I didn't have much extra reading time, but when the notification came from Overdrive that I could download The Hate U Give, I had to read it immediately.

Young Adult

This powerful, heart breaking, eye opening novel should be required reading. It is the story of sixteen year old Starr Carter who is the only witness to the police shooting of one of her oldest friends. After the murder, Starr has to decide whether to allow the media and police to portray her friend as an armed drug dealer or to tell the truth, take a stand, and put her life and the lives of her friends and family in danger.


If you like my reading choices, you can check out all the books I've read on Goodreads and please leave a comment below. It's Monday, what have you been reading?


  1. The Hate U Give sounds like a very intense book. What an exciting week for you! Enjoy it!

  2. I'm on the HUGE waiting list for this book in my local public library. Can't wait! Hope you enjoy it is

  3. I've heard so much about this book, but I haven't read it year. There is also a long waiting list at the library for it. Good luck with your virtual launch.

  4. On my list, and it sounds like I need to read it soon. Thank you!

  5. I've been seeing The Hate U Give everywhere recently. We don't have it at my library yet, but I'll be sure to pounce on it as soon as it arrives!

  6. I just started reading it! Intense but a necessary read for everyone!

  7. I've been reading so many great things about this novel - I really hope I find it in our libraries here in Singapore soonest.


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