realistic fiction

First Glance

First Glance

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson I am such a fan of Jacqueline Woodson. I loved Brown Girl Dreaming and last year I listened to her read Each Kindness for World Read Aloud Day and was in awe. Her story telling and messages are absolutely spell-binding and real. I received this…
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Thank you NetGalley for giving me an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I chose to request this book because I have read a couple of Kate DiCamillo’s books (Raymie Nightingale and Edward Tulane) before and my sixth grade students enjoy them as well. I did not know that…
Swing by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess

Swing by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess

Swing Launch Team I was chosen to be part of the Swing Launch Team and through that, I have received an early release copy of Swing! The book is released October 2. Go preorder yours now! If you have loved Kwame’s previous books, you will not be disappointed. If you…
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch I received this copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Summary and purchase on Amazon here. My Review I chose to read this book for a few reasons. One, I heard Welch’s first book, Love and Gelato, was amazing. Two,…
April 2018 Reads

April 2018 Reads

April 2018 Reads I read some really amazing and powerful books this month. My favorite read was the second book in the Track series by Jason Reynolds, Patina. Man, Patina is such an amazing character. Another powerful read was Monster by Walter Dean Meyers. Talk about a book that will…