It's Back to School week! I'm so excited to spend time with adults for a few days of staff training before we welcome students into the building. I saw this meme on Facebook and it is so true:
Did you know that So B. It is releasing as a movie in October? Once I found out I had to reread it. It's the story of a girl who goes on a journey across the country to learn more about herself by finding out more about her parents. This coming of age story is wonderful, beautiful, and heartbreaking. I can't wait to see it in theaters.
Liar and Spy was another wonderful recommendation for my character change unit. When Georges moves to a new apartment building he meets his neighbor Safer at a meeting for spies. The two form an interesting friendship that helps both of them in ways they didn't expect at first meeting.
This novel in verse is the autobiography of author Jacqueline Woodson. Readers will be touched by her story.
All the books I read this week touched my heart in some way, but this one nearly broke it first. It is the story of a freshman boy named Julian who lost his parents and has been living with his abusive uncle and a senior named Adam, whose kindness helps Julian out of his cage.