I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”

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#NFPB2019- June 5, 2019

Because I Had a TeacherBecause I Had a Teacher by Kobi Yamada
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A sweet enough book which would make for a great gift for teachers.

Northanger AbbeyNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun tongue-in-cheek novel that features one of Jane Austen’s most likable and unlikely heroines. I wish the title was different since the story doesn’t take place there as much as one would assume.

For my Reading the Rainbow BINGO Reading Challenge

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender IdentityIt Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great new book to help start conversations about gender identity for kids who are asking questions and adults who are supposed to know the answers. This is a wonderful way for everyone to learn a complicated but necessary subject.

Gloria Goes to Gay PrideGloria Goes to Gay Pride by Lesléa Newman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love that Leslea Newman has been writing LGBTQ books for so many years. I discovered this title on a recent list. Even if the illustrations seem very dated, the story of a day of Pride was fun.

Daddy's RoommateDaddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This picture book was controversial when it was first published twenty-five years ago. It’ll probably ruffle some feathers today. The vocabulary and the illustrations may be outdated but I’m glad there was a book like this back then that reflected some people’s lives.

M is for MustacheM is for Mustache by Catherine Hernandez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting alphabet book that focuses on Pride from a Canadian publisher.

Review Notes
***= Liked It
****= Recommended
*****= Favorite

You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!
Thanks to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

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6 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- June 10, 2019

  1. I just saw someone else share “Because I Had A Teacher” and “It Feels Good To Be Yourself”, Earl. Thanks for all but I will look for those especially!

  2. Ah, such a great selection of books this week. As Linda said, I just heard about It Feels Good to Be Yourself, today. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Have a great week, Earl!

  3. Daddy’s Roommate, Heather has two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and a few other books were banned in a school district near me. I can’t find a copy of Gloria Goes to Gay Pride in my local system. So sad. They were in my district but no fuss was made. When I decided to bring novels with queer characters into my elementary school library, I still had to be cautious. I began with The Misfits and Totally Joe by James Howe. They are still very popular. It took me a longer time to find a good book with a girl who just happened to be queer.

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