Every Monday, I share books I have recently read. I also participate in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. To find out what other bloggers are reading, check out the host blogs, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers, or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.
Hike by Pete Oswald
This is a beautiful book to add to a collection of wordless books. It celebrates the bond between a father and child and the wonder of nature.
Sorry (Really Sorry) by Joanna Cotler and Harry Bliss
Cow is in a bad mood and when she kicks mud in Duck's face it causes one farm animal after another to act rudely to a friend. An act of kindness breaks the chain of bad feelings and the animals learn to say sorry and actually mean it. This is a very sweet story that will help readers understand the impact one's actions have on others and the importance of friendship and kindness.
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
This is a fantastic historical fiction novel set in Dakota Territory in 1880. Hanna, who is half-chinese, is adjusting to being in a new place after she and her father move, but also dealing with the prejudice she is facing. She is determined to get an education and make dresses in her father's shop. An honest and hopeful story, readers will gain insight into what life was like during this time period.
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado
Stephen, an eleven-year old, biracial boy, living in Brooklyn, wants to do all the things his friends can because he believes he can have any lane he wants. As he confronts peer pressure and microaggressions and learns about acts of racism that have recently taken place, he strives to understand himself, his friendships, and the world. This is a relevant and important read that will help readers explore racial injustice. Thanks to the publisher for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with a review copy.