Sunday, February 21, 2016

52 Books in 52 Weeks

I am continuing my 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge with my online group.  I'm excited that a local friend has joined us!

Recently, I completed book 5, Something to Sing About.  This is a yearly read for me.  Our media specialist included it on our Battle of the Books list a few years ago, and I fell in love with it.  I led a book club at church with our children shortly after the first time I read it.  Since then, I read it to my students at school as a read aloud.

Don't be fooled by the fact that it is a kid's chapter book.  It has a wonderful message for us all. I don't want to spoil it for you.....just read it for yourself, and then let me know what you think! I am putting this one under the category of a book based in your current town.

I finished book 6 just moments ago. I chose to read I am Malala (the young readers edition) because I want to use it for lit circles in my classroom.  I love this story and the message of using your voice to stand up for what your believe.  This book fulfills the autobiography category.

I will admit that I was in a rush to get finished with this book (although, it is one that you want to finish and not put down until you do so).  One of my homeroom students found my 10 Book in 10 Weeks challenge I am doing with my reading classes.  She asked to participate, so of course I said yes.  One of the categories is  A book recommended by a teacher.  I felt certain she would love this book, so I gave her a copy to read.  The competitor in me couldn't let her finish first!

How's your reading going?  I'd love to hear about it!

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