Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. #IMWAYR
Happy Independence Day!! At the end of my second week of vacation I've finished 7 middle grade and 1 YA. My reviews of these books will be up on Goodreads soon, but I need to give a special shout out to It Ain't So Awful, Falafel.
In this incredibly difficult time when hate seems to be everywhere, it is good to be reminded that love can triumph over prejudice. It Ain't So Awful, Falafel is a somewhat autobiographical historical fiction novel about an Iranian girl who lives in America during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the toll that takes on her family. I don't want to give too much away (read the book!) but as we struggle to explain to the children of today why people can be so hateful and what we need to do as individuals to so kindness to others, discussing this book is a great place to start that conversation.
Here's what I've read this week: