Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Thanks to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for hosting this meme each week!  Please be sure to visit these awesome blogs for lots of great reading suggestions!

After finishing a very looooong adult book yesterday, I picked up something that's been on my "to read" list for quite a while. I've read The One and Only Ivan a few times now, and love it dearly, so I've been meaning to read this one for some time.

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate tells the story of Kek, a Sudanese refugee who arrives in Minnesota having lost his parents and brother. I'm only 30 pages in, but I'm already enamored with the way Kek's innate joy leaks out of him, despite the difficulties he's been through.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I really loved reading Home of the Brave, really was a tough one...

  2. I need to read Home of the Brave too. I bought several copies to share in my Children's Lit class last spring after we read Ivan and everyone loved it so much. You'd think with three copies I could manage to get one read!

  3. One of the GatheringBooks ladies read and reviewed Home of the Brave and she did mention how absolutely beautiful it is. :)