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This week’s booktalks 9/4-7

7 Sep

No school Monday for Labor day. It was really nice to have a long weekend after the first week.


The Valiant  by Lesley Livingston



I missed my book talk today, but did two on Friday to make up for it.


My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher



Becoming Kareem by Kareem Abdul-Jabar and  Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi

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This week’s book talks 4/16-20

20 Apr

I got to go hear Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher Monday, so I didn’t do a book talk. I did however, receive a copy of their newest book, 180 Days.



It was non-fiction booktalk week and I started with this ARC about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.



I shared a memoir by one of the kings of the basketball court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.



Today was about a different kind of royalty: Queen Victoria.



Today’s book, though well-written, tells a terribly tragic tale.



This week’s book talks

20 Nov

This week’s books started of sort of randomly, then ended with a theme.

Monday, I shared the book I wrote about on Sunday.


We started our information writing unit this week and I shared this book because of its unique narrator: The Groove.


Publisher’s Summary: Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.

Wednesday, for no reason in particular, I chose three books to get me through the rest of the week. They all had a connection to games: chess, bridge, basketball

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