realistic fiction

Sharing Black Stories: So Done by Paula Chase

Sharing Black Stories: So Done by Paula Chase

When best friends Tai and Mila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and the looming dance auditions for a new talented-and-gifted program.Fans of Renée Watson’s Piecing Me Together will love this memorable story about a complex friendship between two very…
Recent Reads

Recent Reads

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Last week was a really good reading week! I am starting this week out a little rough though. I have many books started and am having trouble on which ones to read first. I have two audiobooks going, which is never good because I…
Week 2: NetGalley Readathon

Week 2: NetGalley Readathon

Week 2 for the NetGalley Readathon was a good one! I finished three books and all three were really great. Check mark is for books I have finished. Circle is for books I am currently reading. Here are the books I finished: I highly recommend this graphic novel. This was…
NetGalley Readathon Week 1

NetGalley Readathon Week 1

Well, WEEK ONE is done and I am proud of my progress and the books I have been reading! Here is my updated Bingo card. The check means I finished, the circle means I am currently reading! Somehow…I am on my way to a BINGO without planning it! What a…
Recent Reads

Recent Reads

May 4-11 It was a really great reading week for me! I listened to a lot while packing up my classroom. We also finished our class read aloud, The War That Saved My Life, and I finished the book my daughter and I were reading, A Boy Called Bat. I…
Ready for an adventure? Read Wrong Way Summer!

Ready for an adventure? Read Wrong Way Summer!

Happy Book Birthday to Heidi Lang’s adventurous family tale, Wrong Way Summer. A moving summer road-trip story for fans of Crenshaw and The Someday Birds Claire used to love her dad’s fantastical stories, especially tales about her absent mom–who could be off with the circus or stolen by the troll king, depending on…
Don’t Check Out This Book-Blog Tour

Don’t Check Out This Book-Blog Tour

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise have done it again! Their middle grade book, Don’t Check Out This Book, hit shelves in early March. I am thankful that I got my hands on a copy through my Lit Review Crew and was able to read it. Here is what I…
MGBookMarch Day 5

MGBookMarch Day 5

The Vanderbeekers is one of my FAVORITE series, and the next book comes out in SEPTEMBER! I cannot wait for this one. If you love books about family, mystery, and a little mischief, these books are for you. Check out my review of the first book and how I sorted…