“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date. The folks at Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given #IMWAYR a new lens by focusing on books for kids & teens. Check out their blogs to see what they’re reading!
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK
- The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
- The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
- The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
Nevaeh Levitz hasn’t thought much about her biracial heritage, or what it really means to be both Black and Jewish, or the privilege that comes with being white-passing. But when her parents separate and Nevaeh begins to spend more time with her Black family (all while simultaneously planning a belated bat mitzvah), she is forced to confront questions of identity and privilege.
This is one of my most anticipated YA books of 2019 and I am almost done with it! I can’t wait to finish and see where Nevaeh’s story goes. I’m also biracial and Jewish, so her story feels very personal to me.
Thanks Delacorte for the free review copy! Color Me In comes out on August 20.
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert
Birdie works had to be the perfect daughter that her parents want. But tensions begin to build when Birdie falls for Booker, who isn’t quite the guy her parents would have chosen for her. Meanwhile, Birdie’s estranged aunt Carlene, who has been in and out of rehab for years, comes to stay with her family. As she grows closer to Booker and Carlene, Birdie’s mind opens up.
Eeep, another most anticipated book of the year! Brandy is definitely one of my absolute favorite authors and I will read anything she writes. Plus, look at how gorgeous this cover is!
Thanks Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for the free review copy! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is out on August 20.
What are you reading this week?