Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Celebrating Self Love - #pb10for10

Hooray for Picture Book 10 for 10 Day!

Mandy Robek from Enjoy and Embrace Learning and Cathy Mere from Reflect and Refine: Build a Learning Community host this lovely celebration of picture books every year. 

Last year, I went back to teaching after spending seven years in district level positions. Picture books were a huge part of our classroom community even though I teach 7th and 8th graders. They allow me to share short texts while also providing visuals. They have rich language and provide opportunities to do deep thinking about theme and character. They also made it easy for me to show, celebrate, and discuss different identities.

This year, I've been thinking a lot about self love. Disrupting deep-seated systems of racism has to start with identity work. It has to start at a personal level. It has to start with self love. 

"To disrupt educational racism, 
the most radical decolonizing concept 
that we can teach...is self love."
-Mictlani Gonzalez

When I saw this quote from Mictlani Gonzalez, it all clicked. If colonization is about power and control and domination over a person or a group of people, then it makes sense that the way to reclaim our own power is to practice self love so we can shine bright and speak up boldly amidst systems that need to be disrupted.

My list this year for #pb10for10 is all about books that celebrate and hopefully inspire self love. 

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Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice 
by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood
and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
is an absolute must-have. The poems within these pages are perfect to read individually and to pair with other texts. If you don't own this book, it's time to get it. You're going to love it. 

The other books in my list pair well with Woke and at least one of the poems within its pages. I'm so inspired by these books and can't wait to read and discuss them with students and use them as mentor texts for our own writing.

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Skin Again
by bell hooks and illustrated by Chris Raschka

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I Am Brown
by Ashok Banker and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

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Speak Up 
by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Ebony Glenn

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All the Way to the Top
by Annette Bay Pimental and illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

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We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom and illusrated by Michaela Goade

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Planting Stories
by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar

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Hike
by Pete Oswald

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A Green Place to Be 
by Ashley Benham Yazdani

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What If...
by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Mike Curato

Self love is so important right now. We need to be telling stories. We need to be learning about ourselves and celebrating the complex and unique people that we are. We need to recognize our connection to the past and the future and do our best right now to honor the past and make way for a better future. All of these books invite us to be more self aware, to think about the multiple identities that make us who we are, to learn about and appreciate the lived experiences of others, to be able to see inequities, to speak up, and to take action. If you look at the Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance, you'll see how reading these books and doing this type of identity work aligns. 

It all starts with self love. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/10/2020

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what your reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.


Last Week's Book Adventures:
This week I finished reading The Art of Memoir. I was accepted into a yearlong essay collection writing course through Story Studio with Megan Stielstra so the timing work out great. I am ready to write!

I read a great stack of picture books that I'll be share in my PB 10 for 10 post later today. By far, my favorite was Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany Brown, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood. I'm already envisioning how I want to share the poems with students. 

Last Week's Posts:
This week I'm planning to read The boy, the mole, the fox, and the horse by Charlie Mackesy and What If a Fish by Anika Fajardo which comes out on Tuesday. I mentored her through Pitch Wars a couple of years ago and am so excited to celebrate with her!


What are you reading this week? 
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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Students Still Come First: My Remote Learning Mindset

Last summer I was prepping for my first year back to teaching after seven years in district level roles. I was so excited and had no idea what the year would bring. I think a few people predicted a global pandemic hitting but I wasn't one of them. 
I was thinking about my classroom and getting it set up to welcome my 7th and 8th grade students. I drove down to Chicago to pick up two tall bookshelves that my friend gave me because she was moving. I painted the bookshelves already in my class room with a fresh coat of paint so they coordinated. I painted cans for plants to sit by our window. Otherwise I didn't spend too much time on decorating my classroom because I wanted the kids to co-create our space with me. 

I couldn't wait for the kids to come 
because that's when a classroom comes to life.  
This year my school district decided to start the year remotely. I was relieved to hear this was our decision. As much as I'd love to be in my classroom with kids in front of me, I'd prefer that none of us risk our lives. Now I'm thinking about what remote learning will look like.

In the spring, I only met once a week with my classes. I posted videos and work, I sent emails and messages, made phone calls, shared feedback, kept communicating with them when we weren't meeting virtually as a whole group. My focus was on taking care of them emotionally and inviting them to stay engaged in the work. 

This time around, I'll be able to meet with students virtually more often and teach synchronously in a way I couldn't in the spring. Except this time around, I'll be getting to know my students, developing relationships with them, and growing our class culture all through a virtual platform. Whoa! 

I've been thinking about last year and all the excitement and intention I put into creating a welcoming space that still left room for the kids to contribute to our learning environment. Now the question is: How can I translate that to a virtual learning environment? 

Maybe you've seen people creating Bitmoji classrooms or designing websites with resources. I for sure think they are cute and a way for teachers to personalize a digital space for students but I, personally, am not going to spend time on something like this. I'll set up my Google Classroom and I might make my syllabus a little more interactive by adding videos and images, something that helps the students and parents get to know me more, but I know my focus has to be on how we're going to get to know each other the first few weeks.

Sure, the space matters, it definitely factors in, and we'll talk about where they are set up so that they can be successful, but ultimately, the people in a space bring it to life. I need to zone in on how how I can get to know students, develop relationships, grow as a learning community, and at the same time dive into readers' and writers' workshop and explore social studies topics. That's what matters most. Again, people make a space come to life - real or virtual. 

I'll share my thought process and ideas in case they might be helpful but for now I've got 5 things I'm keeping in mind as I'm thinking about how to start the school year remotely:

1. People first. Relationships are key. I'll need to think through the tech side of things but I have to start with how to get to know my students and introduce myself to them and then think about what tech tools can help me do this after I have a plan. I'm going to think through everything I did last year and decide what to keep, what to revise, and what to add. We did a lot of teambuilding games last year and I'm not sure how those will translate to a virtual environment but it's worth thinking through what was the rationale and whether I can replicate it virtually. 

2. Being an anti-racist and anti-bias educator is (still) a priority. Last year I was determined to plan with the Teacher Tolerance Social Justice Standards alongside the Common Core State Standards and the C3 Standards. When I last taught in 2012, I did not have this resource to refer to and guide me but I'm thankful for it now. I learned a lot last year from discussions with today's middle schoolers and am eager to continue to make ABAR work a priority in and out of school. The pandemic is definitely making things more challenging but there is no excuse for not prioritizing being ABAR.

3. Engagement is important. As always, I want my students to feel welcomed into a space where they can participate fully. That means I'm going to take time to talk about what it means to show up ready to learn in a virtual space. I'll share what I do to be able to participate fully and ask students to think through what might help them be able to participate fully. One thing that helps me is being able to see my students so I'm going to share that it would help me as a teacher if they can turn on their cameras but ultimately, I want them to show up and participate any way that they can. Some engagement is better than nothing. Me showing up authentically and honestly and honoring them in our virtual space, me putting them first (see above!), me talking about current events and how they relate to us and history (see above!), me having conversations so we can still co-create our space even though it's virtual, hopefully will lead to engagement. I'm not worried about if they turn on their camera, look directly at the screen, or are still in their pajamas. I'm focused on them being able to access the learning and contribute to our learning environment - whatever that looks like. 

4. Re-entry is tricky without remote learning, let alone now. Keep it simple. I usually fall into the category of an idealist because I have high expectations and I work towards them. I see how awesome something can be and then plan for it to happen. This year though, I'm reminding myself to be a bit more pragmatic. I have high hopes for how I'll be able to navigate this year's elearning and that I'll be able to figure out how to develop relationships with students from afar but I'm reminding myself that the transition from summer to school, which I refer to as re-entry, is still a huge shift - for me and for the kids. This year re-entry is going to be a totally different experience. Different isn't bad but I'm going to be realistic and remind myself to take my time, to think about how to get creative and make things fun, to keep things short and manageable, to make sure to explain things well. Keep it simple is going to be something I repeat to myself. Smarter not harder...because it's a global pandemic and we don't need anything to be harder than it needs to be.

5. Breathe. This is still a very new experience for me and my students and administrators and parents and for many others. It's not going to be easy, there will be things to learn, there will be things that don't go as I hope, there will be last minute changes, there will be tech issues, there will be things I don't anticipate...but I wholeheartedly believe that if I take a deep breath and always go back to putting students and people first, we'll get through it. We just have to take it easy on ourselves and on our students. We're all in this together and we just have to keep breathing.

This is where I am right now. School starts on August 27th and teachers go back on the 21st. That's not a lot of time but I'm confident I'll figure it out just like i'm confident teachers around the world will figure it out. Obviously, people who are starting in person or in a hybrid model might have very different needs to keep in mind. Please know that my heart is with you no matter what your beginning of the year looks like and I'm happy to help if I can. Just let me know. 

I'd love to hear what things you are keeping at the core of all your planning for the beginning of the year or if any of mine resonate with you. Please share!

Monday, August 3, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/03/2020

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what your reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.


Last Week's Book Adventures:
Well...I can say I finished a book! I actually finished reading My Fate According to the Butterfly with my students and I finished rereading George with another group. My Fate According to the Butterfly was more intense than I expected! It was really great and it led to some good discussions. I think George was eye-opening for my students and we had some good discussions with George as well.   

This Week's Book Adventures:
I read more of The Art of Memoir and am really close to finishing. I'll keep reading more of that this week so I can finish. I also went to the library for the first time since February! I had three reusable grocery bags of books that I was able to return...and I checked out three reusable grocery bags again! It was glorious. I have a huge stack of picture books that I already started reading. I'll be sharing my list for the #pb10for10 next weekend! I'm trying to decide on a theme...I think something is starting to formulate but I still have lots to read. 

Announcements:


Teachers Write Sunday Check-In #4! The last one of the summer! :(

I talked about identity work on the Think Differently podcast with Marc Hans. I share my story and the work I've done to understand and love myself and how I'm sharing that with others through Story Exploratory. I'd love to hear what you think!

What are you reading this week? 
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Teachers Write 2020 - Sunday Check-In #4 AKA The End

This is our fourth and final Sunday Check-In for Teachers Write 2020! The month flew by but I'm glad you stopped in to talk about writing and to share your writing life with me. I love connecting with other writers, especially other teacher writers.

To be honest, I didn't to much writing this week. Instead, I focused a lot on reading this week. I had a bunch of books from the library since the end of February...three bags full of books. I went through them all and read with a writer's eye. I was looking for short excerpts to share with students as mentor texts for writing this year. I've found that right now, I do better with short texts that I can read and finish in a short amount of time. This seemed to be something that most of my students needed when it came to reading as well last year. While I don't know my students yet for this upcoming school year, I do anticipate having shorter texts for us to look at together will be a great way to start the school year. Then I can figure out where to go from there. 

My district announced last week that we will start with all remote learning so I also think using short texts will make it easier to share with students discuss. So I looked through lots of books and took pictures of excerpts that stood out to me. I love what Kate shared with us this week about writing a scene with action. Jason Reynolds has a story called "Eraser Tattoo" in Fresh Ink which is a collection of short stories from different author edited by Lamar Giles. I really enjoyed these stories and recommend this anthology! (I'd say it's for 8th grade and up.)
I found a small part of "Eraser Tattoo" where the main character describes helping his girlfriend's family move. It was interesting to me how the act of moving requires so much moving! I love how he described it but at the same time, moving usually brings up some feelings of nostalgia and he showed that too. 

So while I didn't do much of my own writing this week, I did soak up some great writing and I invite you to remember the power of mentor texts for your own writing and to share with students. 

Thanks for stopping by to chat and share your writing life with me! If you don't get my newsletter yet, please click here to sign up for it because I send stories and updates. I'm going to offer free writing workshops just for teachers soon because we have A LOT going on and getting together with other teachers and having some time to write is something I can offer the world right now. 

I'd love to hear how your week went and how you are thinking of continuing your writing life after our summer with Teachers Write. Thanks again! xoxo


Teachers Write Sunday Check-In Agreements:
1. We respect each other and the type of writing we each do do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other at all times.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, 
inclusive environment for all.
4. We have fun!
**I reserve every right to put the smackdown
on anyone who messes with our positive energy.**

Ideas for today in the comments section:
How did you do this week? Did you meet your weekly goal(s)?
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
What are some ways you'll continue writing during the school year?



Monday, July 27, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 07/27/2020

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what your reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.


Last Week's Book Adventures:
Ohmigosh! I'm STILL working on my current book collection: How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Vilanueva, An African America and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz. I need to finish up because I have a lot of reading to do to get prepped for school. I'm on the lookout for amazing, short, mentor texts. Poems, short stories, spoken word, videos...if you have any to suggest, please leave me a note in the comments!

Announcements:


It's already Teachers Write Sunday Check-In #3! One more week to go.

This week's episode of Jen and Ben Go Back to Class is all about the books we have been reading lately! It'll be up on Tuesday and you should be able to find it wherever you listen to podcasts.


Have you seen Josh Funk's new Instagram fun?
 It's called Funk and Friends and you can find out more 
at @joshfunkbooks on Instagram!

What are you reading this week? 
Link up below and check out other blogs to see what they're reading!
To help build our community and support other bloggers,
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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Teachers Write 2020 - Sunday Check-In #3

Welcome to the third Sunday check-in for Teachers Write this summer! I hope you are finding time to write and enjoying the ideas from Kate and the other authors. 

This week Linda Urban talked about notebooks and I loved what she said about having a notebook but maybe not calling it a writer's notebook. I've found that lately I do more journaling in my notebooks but I also take notes and do some thinking. Right now I have four notebooks that I use consistently. 
Each of them has a different purpose! The top left is where I'm taking all the notes for the memoir I'm working on. Sometimes I'm just writing to get my thinking out, sometimes I'm making a timeline, sometimes I'm thinking about a word and the different meanings or connotations it holds, and sometimes I'm thinking about the variety of identities that make me me. You can see snippets of this notebook work below. Right now, I'm just exploring different ideas and seeing how what's there. A few times I have tried to write a scene as if I was back in the moment but the fun part is I'm just doing work. There's no qualification other than putting something in the notebook everyday. 
The next on the top left is where I keep my daily calendars and my to do list. I keep some notes in there but it's more just notes to help myself remember to get things done. The bottom left is a learning notebook. I use that to keep notes based on different things I've been reading or participating in. You can see some snippets from my notebooks below. I joined an online book talk with Megan Stielstra and took some notes, I read the book How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell and took notes, I read a Flow magazine and took notes, I went to a meditation workshop with a Buddhist monk and wrote down my notes. That note book isn't particularly for writing but I do find myself writing my ideas and thoughts as well as synthesizing information when I write my notes. My brain is definitely at work in each of my notebooks!
I'd love to hear about where you do you work and whether you have different notebooks like me or if you keep all of you work in one place. I do take lots of pictures on my phone too. It's kind of like taking notes. I also have some big construction paper that I use to do some work as well. I find that the more I write, the more things I try. I like exploring different options to see what works for me. And I find that different projects require different things while there are some things that overlap. I love having certain things all in one place, that seems to make things easier for me.

Thanks for stopping by to chat and share your writing life with me!


Teachers Write Sunday Check-In Agreements:
1. We respect each other and the type of writing we each do do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other at all times.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, 
inclusive environment for all.
4. We have fun!
**I reserve every right to put the smackdown
on anyone who messes with our positive energy.**

Ideas for today in the comments section:
How did you do this week? Did you meet your weekly goal(s)?
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
Do you keep your notebook? 
Do you have one notebook for all the things or multiple noteoboks?

Bonus: I'm the co-host of the Words of Our World Challenge with my friend Carrie Baughcum, author of My Pencil Made Me Do It and co-host of Doodle and Chat. You can follow @storyexploratory and @carriebaughcum on Instagram and join us as we combine words + art. This week's theme was joy and here are the typewriters I made!





Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Our World - Interview with Sue Lowell Gallion

Today I'm happy to share an interview with author Sue Lowell Gallion. Her newest book, Our World, came out last week and is a sweet and unique text to share with young readers as an opportunity to explore the world around us.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, about Our World, and what led you to writing this book?

Sue Lowell Gallion: I was lucky enough to have had a grandmother who taught 4th grade and loved books. I majored in journalism and worked as a writer, but it wasn’t until I was in my 40s that I decided to take my childhood dream of writing books for kids seriously. Our World brings together many of my passions: world travel, nature, geography, the environment, connection. My favorite trips as a child and with my own family have been to national parks – seeing the cloud clearing over Denali, snowshoeing in Yellowstone, exploring tide pools in Acadia.

I was at a children’s writing conference workshop when I thought of writing a board book shaped like a globe. It seemed like a wonderful way to introduce kids to the wonders of this world through words, illustration, and the physical format.
 
Our World is a combination of text that runs throughout the book like a story and short nonfiction pieces about the Earth. What did your process look like as these two types of texts emerged or came together? 

Sue Lowell Gallion: The initial concept was a globe-shaped board book with brief rhyming text, introducing young kids to some of the different habitats, landforms, and water features of the earth. When my literary agent submitted the manuscript and concept to Phaidon Press, they were interested in expanding the book to reach older audiences. That’s when I began doing additional research and writing drafts of the secondary text. Our goal was to encourage interaction and conversation. We hope the book invites readers to dream of exploring other parts of the world that are different from where they live.

This book was a hugely collaborative process between me, the editor, art director, and illustrator, Lisk Feng. I like to say picture books are a team sport, but that was even more true with this novelty nonfiction board book. Plus, the Phaidon team had to figure out how to make this globe-shaped book work. For example, they tested all kinds of options to make the front and back cover connect so it would stand up like a globe.

As far as my process, as the illustrations developed, I revised the expository text to make it complement the illustrations along with the rhyming stanzas. We did a lot of revisions on both the illustrations and the text! From the original 21-line poem (just 56 words long) came a 967-word book. Only four stanzas stayed exactly the same.
 
I believe people, places, and experiences shape us. What are some ways you hope readers are inspired to think and hopefully write about their connections to our world after reading Our World?

Sue Lowell Gallion: I hope Our World encourages curiosity and exploration. That can be in a park near your home or anywhere! The first spread of Our World reads:

“Many places to explore,
From mountain peaks to ocean floor.
Look around you, step outside . . . “

This stanza is illustrated by a mom and her child snorkeling in a fantastic ocean setting. I hope all readers imagine themselves in that illustration and in every spread that follows. Every time I look at Lisk Feng’s illustrations I see new details. The concept of “noticing,” both in books and in the natural world, is something that I would love to see students write about. Everyone’s perspective is unique and interesting.

What is the best writing advice you have received and what advice would you give to developing writers?

Sue Lowell Gallion: If you want to write for children, join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (scbwi.com.) That’s the single best piece of advice I received and the advice I give over and over. SCBWI’s conferences, resources, and the people I’ve met through the organization have been essential to my writing career and have enriched my life.

There are no shortcuts, at least in my experience. And if you want to write for kids, know that you have more than one book in you. Don’t think you’re going to write just one story and it will be published. That doesn’t happen very often. Everything you write is a stepping stone to the next thing you’ll write. It takes heart and craft. And perseverance.

In this time of COVID, there aren’t the usual in-person opportunities to attend workshops, but there’s great content online. Along with SCBWI, some other excellent resources are the Highlights Foundation and the Writing Barn.
 
Jen Vincent: What are you reading and loving right now (or recently)? What are some ways what you have read influences your own writing?

Sue Lowell Gallion: Some of the books I’ve read recently: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, a new biography of Winston Churchill; Midsummer’s Mayhem, by Rajani LaRocca, a terrific MG debut, Dear Mrs. Byrd by A.J. Pearce, an endearing debut novel set in World War II England; and The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, examining how the American church has helped to create and maintain racism.

I read picture books constantly, fiction and nonfiction. I learn so much from enjoying and studying the work of other authors and illustrators. I’m really taken with two 2020 releases that I think would be great companions to Our World. My Friend Earth, by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Francesca Sanna, is simply stunning, both as a read-aloud and visually. It’s A Great Big Colorful World by Tom Schamp is another title for all ages. Looking for a creativity boost for you or your students? Here you go.

In everything I do, I'm all about promoting the love of reading and writing. How would you finish the statements: “Reading is…” and “Writing is…” 

Sue Lowell Gallion: Reading is world-expanding. Writing is hard but worth the work.

A big thank you to Sue Lowell Gallion for stopping by to answer these questions and give us some great insight into Our World!

Monday, July 20, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 07/20/2020

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what your reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.


Last Week's Book Adventures:
Yup, still working on my current book collection: How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Vilanueva, An African America and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz. 

Announcements:

What are you reading this week? 
Link up below and check out other blogs to see what they're reading!
To help build our community and support other bloggers,
we ask that you comment on at least three other blogs before you.
Also, if you tweet about your Monday post, don't forget to use #IMWAYR!


Celebrating Self Love - #pb10for10

Hooray for Picture Book 10 for 10 Day! Mandy Robek from Enjoy and Embrace Learning and Cathy Mere from Reflect and Refine: Build a Learning...