I LOVE getting in new books. Even though I picked them out and ordered them, it's months later when they arrive and I've completely forgotten what I ordered. So here are the books that came in this beautiful box from Perma-Bound.
If you read any of these new books, drop a comment below and let me know if you liked the book.
I recently read the book Blended by Sharon M. Draper. This book is absolutely one of my favorites. This book is about an 11-year-old girl named Isabella. Isabella's father is black and her mother is white so she is used to getting comments about her looks. But now her parents are getting divorced and they are not getting along at all! She feels like she is getting pulled back and forth as she lives one week at her dad's and one week at her mom's. She says "If you're only seen as half of this and half of that, how can you ever feel whole?"
I think that a lot of kids (boys and girls) will relate to the problems that Isabella deals with in this book. Some of the issues addressed in this book are identity, belonging, social status, and race. There is something big that happens towards the end of this book that you will not see coming. It happens when Isabella and her step-brother are pulled over by police after their car is mistaken for that of a bank robber. I won't tell you what happens but I will warn you that it made me cry and I bet you will too!
The AR level of this book is 4.0 but in our library, it is placed on the bookcase for 4th and 5th graders only because I feel that the content is not appropriate for students younger than that. If you read this book, let me know. I would love to know what you thought about it.
Welcome to our new site, the Wacona Book Buzz. I'm Mrs. Miller, the media specialist at Wacona Elementary School. The students in the book club made some 30-second book commercials about some of their favorite books. These were made using Flipgrid. I hope you enjoy them. Keep checking back as we'll be adding book reviews and recommendations in a wide variety of formats.
For the most part, Mrs. Miller will write the blog posts. However, I would LOVE it if any of our students, staff, or even parents wrote a post about a book that they have read or anything at all about reading. If you give it to me, I will post it.