It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Mon Reading Button PB to YAThis week I read: 

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
This did not disappoint, I’d had it on my tbr list and was reminded of it during #titletalk last month. Had to go out the next day and get the second book.

The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen
I wasn’t kidding, I went to the library the next day to get this one and finished it in a day. Love this series for middle grades fantasy, would be a nice precursor to the Graceling series as a “world building” fantasy.

Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac
This was required reading for the students in my online graduate children’s lit course so I wanted to reread it. A great entry into discussion about representations of American Indians in children’s literature.

This Week I’m Reading:

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ve missed you Gansey. And Blue. And Adam, Ronan, and Noah.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
We’ve decided to use this as one of the required texts for our fall children’s literature course and I’ve never read it. Super excited because Patrick Ness is a brilliant writer.

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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

    • Liz – You might also want to check out Heart of a Chief by Bruchac, it’s another great representation of American Indians in Children’s Literature – I would argue partly due to the face that Bruchac is an insider. I’ll definitely check out your blog and recommend it to my social studies majors!

      • Thanks so much! I checked out Heart of a Chief and it looks like a great choice. It looks like the main character takes social/political action. I’m always looking out for such books. I hope you’ll like my blog, and I very much appreciate you recommending it to your social studies majors!

  1. Hidden Roots is a great book, I read it last year. Joseph Bruchac is one of my favorite authors. I’ve liked every book I’ve read by him so far. Have you read his biography called Bowman’s Store: A Journey To Myself?

  2. Hidden Roots is one I haven’t read–will have to get that one. I like to use his collection of Native American tales, The Girl Who Helped Thunder, in my children’s lit class. I loved Knife of Never Letting Go, but for whatever reason have never finished the trilogy. Manchee is one of the great dogs in children’s lit. I taught it in children’s lit once or twice; mixed response from students. A few loved it; most just didn’t get it. SIGH.

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