Thoughts on Middle Grade books to read aloud

As a Classroom Case Manager at a small alternative school in Vermont, my job might be a little different than you might imagine. I'm a part of these kids daily school days, from helping them settle in in the morning and get a balanced breakfast to tying their shoes. I teach social skills, DBT, read … Continue reading Thoughts on Middle Grade books to read aloud

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All American Boys ~ Jason Reynolds

Rating: 5/5 Have you ever said the phrase, "I'm not racist, but..."? If so, this book is definitely for you. If you're a young adult trying to figure out police brutality, this book is for you. If you're a person who likes to read well written fiction with hard-hitting truths, this book is for you. … Continue reading All American Boys ~ Jason Reynolds

She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed

Rating:3.5/5 This book is a collection of personal narratives from queer Nigerian women. First of all, I want to say I am so impressed with the subject matter. Queer Nigerian women are sharing their stories in this book, and they are not shying away from difficult subject matter. They are sharing their rapes, forced marriages, … Continue reading She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed

Maybe in Another Life ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 4/5 This was an excellent fluff read/rebound book after finishing A Little Life. Reid's concept is awesome, two sides of a coinflip on life. Hannah Martin is a floater, and not quite sure where she wants to be to get comfortable in the world. She keeps moving, changing jobs, changing boyfriends, and doesn't feel … Continue reading Maybe in Another Life ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid