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I posted a review of The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop, by Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison, on Goodreads, and I’m expanding on it slightly below.
I was excited about this book and assumed I would love it because of the subject matter, but I guess I’m a little disappointed and feel the need to talk about it.
I read The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
Read: February 12, 2020
I want to give this all the awards. It probably should have gotten even more awards than it did.
(A little ashamed to admit that I’m just finally getting around to this, but I’m repenting of my unreading ways and doing what I can do now. And despite my claims to keep track of all my reading here in 2020, I’m back on Goodreads as well, I guess…)
I’m reading The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
Started Reading: January 16, 2020
I’m reading Charlotte’s Web with my kids at bedtime
Started Reading: January 4ish, 2020
I published a review of A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Perry on Granite Media and also posted it on Goodreads.
Enjoyed reading this one to my kids at bedtime.
I published a review of Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga on Granite Media and also posted it on Goodreads.
I really wanted to put screenshots of this entire poem in the review, but couldn’t justify it on Granite Media. But here, I get to do whatever I want, so…
I’m reading Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi and Corinna Luyken to my kids right now, and so far it feels kind of like if Kate Dicamillo had collaborated with Stephen Spielberg on one of his 80s Amblin projects. In other words, I’m enjoying it. And my kids like it, too.
I reviewed this book last week, and in doing so made some serious mistakes, which I’m hoping to learn from going forward.
I’m chairing the Children’s Fiction Committee for the Beehive Book Awards. Our committee recently finalized the list of nominees for the 2020 awards, and I’m preparing to announce and booktalk those nominees, along with some of my colleagues from the Children’s Literature Association of Utah, during a breakout session of the Utah Educational Library Media Association Conference on March 8.
I published a review of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling on Granite Media and also posted it on Goodreads.
I published a review of Nightbooks by J.A. White on Granite Media and also posted it on Goodreads.