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, November 28, 2016

#IMWAYR November 28, 2016

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 last week:

Middle Grade

A beautiful story about family and friendship set against a background of segregation and integration. 

Young Adult

An unexpected twist on the backstory of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. 

 When K narrowly escapes a bombing attempt by a group known as the Brotherhood she is recruited to infiltrate their organization to find the terrorist cell. But the teens she meets are the opposite of her expectations and instead of finding danger, she finds acceptance for the first time in her life. Could these people really be the terrorists she has been taught to fear or is fearing them for no reason the underlying problem? 

Sam's life fell apart when he and his sister Livy walked in on their mom having an affair. Hadley's life fell apart when her house was plastered with notes saying her father cheated on her mother. When these two broken teens end up living in the same town months later, they are immediately drawn together. Now they will suffer love. A heartbreaking story of family relationships and finding a way to move forward. Told from two points of view.


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. All new to me, and will note them! One of Us sounds like a book teens would love. Thanks!

  2. All of these are new to me, too! Ruby Lee & Me sounds like an all too timely read, great to share with young readers.

  3. "Suffer love" sounds like exactly the type of title to appear to my overwrought students!

  4. Ruby Lee and Me sounds wonderful!

  5. I'm not familiar with Ruby Lee and Me, but sounds like it could be an interesting and meaningful read.

  6. I haven't read as much middle grade novels as I should have this year. These titles all look very promising.

  7. I'm hoping to get Heartless started this week. Ruby Lee and Me looks interesting as well. I need to add that one to my list. Have a great week!!


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