Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee 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.
My reading took a nose last week due to preparations for a writing camp that I am working at this week. But I did manage to get two books read which I want to share.
Duke by Kirby Larson
I hate to admit this, but Duke is the first book written by Kirby that I have read - although I have Hattie Big Sky on my TBR pile.
This book is about a boy and his dog and the effects that war has on both of them. This is great middle-grade novel which would appeal to both boys and girls, but would strongly push towards my reluctant boys. I am a heart fiction reader, and I would have liked for this one to tug a little harder, but it is a wonderful story about the sacrifices one makes during a time of war.
|4 out of 5 stars|
Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig
I was blessed to be given a signed copy of this next book by the author. This new book by Trudy Ludwig is a wonderful book for all ages. It is a true story about the life of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener and the acts of kindness of a German woman. If you enjoyed reading Ludwig's The Invisible Boy, then you will love Gifts from the Enemy. I will be writing a full review which will include links to teaching resources soon.
|5 out of 5 stars|