I’m having an LGBT Book Drive to benefit Basic Rights Oregon. Being LGBT can be isolating. Whenever we see ourselves in others, even in the pages of a book, there’s hope that we aren’t alone.
This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating Seattle and all the bookstore and libraries I visited during my trip!
[***] All kinds of freedom children should have is paired with a positive quote and an illustration from an international artist.
[***] This was a requested title at work. The illustrations depict an ethnic family and the story is multi-generational. I appreciated that fatherhood was being portrayed in a positive light which I think is sadly not talked about enough.
[***] This is a visual treat. I love all the details in the illustrations.
[***] This is a beautiful tribute to creativity. Sozi is a girl with no shortage of ideas. One day they start to disappear as she tries to rein them in. Can she get unstuck?
[**] In this fun concept book, readers can follow the line through sets of opposites and ending in a most unlikely place.
Tim Federle’s Five, Six, Seven, Nate! is the hilarious follow up to Better Nate than Ever! And, man, if you liked the first one, you’ll love this! You can’t help but root for Nate the underdog as he discovers life in a big city away from home and his best friend. But that’s the price you pay for living out your dreams, right? For anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, these books are for you!
I decided to listen to the audiobook version of the book since I had listened to the first one last year. Revisiting the story was such a treat!
I finally watched the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder. I’m not quite sure I liked it. (And, aside from “Pure Imagination,” the songs weren’t that good.) It was both creepy and magical. I can’t imagine kids not being afraid of the Oompa-Loompas and that boat ride scene was just terrifying!
The book was able to better capture the moralistic aspect of the story. I was sadly underwhelmed by it. Charlie was barely a character. Everything basically just happened around him.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!