Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers cohost It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Be sure and stop by to participate or see what others are reading and recommending this week.
Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin
Have you ever finished a book and thought, "Oh I wish I had read this sooner?" That is how I felt after reading Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin. I bought this book last summer and so many other recommended books kept pushing it down in my To Be Read pile. This book deserves to be moved up, read, and praised.
Although this book is a fantasy, the characters Little John and Gayle bring you into their lives and create a believable story. It is a story of grief and sadness, love and hope, growing up and the magic of song.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
We will be reading this novel as part of our civil rights when we return to school this week. Although this book has been around awhile, I had not read it before. The story takes place in 1963, but sadly, parts of the book could have been written today. I honestly don't know how much our world has really changed.
Books on deck for this week: