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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 27, 2017

#IMWAYR March 27, 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.

Here's what I read this week:


Picture Book




This book was The Ugly Duckling with a wonderful twist. Kelp grows up a narwhal but he is really a unicorn. But unlike in The Ugly Duckling, Kelp, is accepted by both of his communities. It's a heartwarming story that would teach kids about accepting and embracing differences.


This book is simply hilarious. It emphasizes the point, "Be careful what you wish for." Kids will want it read again and again.


A fractured Cinderella tale where the Cinderella character plays baseball? What wouldn't I love about that? I can't wait to share this one with my class during our fractured tale unit.


Young Adult



When I read this book this week I hadn't heard the criticism and discussion about the representations in this book. Here are two different points of view by Justine Ireland and Sabaa Tahir.

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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?

6 comments:

  1. Not Quite Narwhal looks so adorable!

    I don't typically read YA, so I haven't read Carve the Mark, but I've seen a lot of buzz about it - apparently a lot of people are finding its representations really problematic.

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    1. I haven't seen the buzz, but I will look for it now. Thank you for letting me know.

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  2. You Don't Want a Unicorn just looks so funny. Elly sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for all, lots of unicorn books coming out! My younger granddaughter will be thrilled! And interesting about the Veronica Roth book! Thanks for that, too.

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  4. Thanks for the links to different perspectives about Carve the Mark. Even though I don't know if I will read the book, I appreciated reading them.

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  5. Loving the unicorn theme here! Oohlala, interesting links you shared about Carve the Mark - it's always good to have these kinds of discussions.

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