These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
Almost two months have passed since I posted a #IMWAYR!! Yikes. I need to get back in the habit. Here are some recent reads that I enjoyed:
2015-book, birds, conflict, family, friendship, historical-fiction, home, multicultural, multiple-first-person-points-of-vie, native-american, novel-in-verse, poetry, strong-girl-character, theme
I enjoyed this multiple first person narrative, told in verse. Rose's May B. was a favorite of mine, so I had been looking forward to this one. Like May B., Alis, an English girl newly arrived in Roanoke, and Kimi, a native Roanoke girl, are strong and brave. They become friends, communicating secretly, and find companionship in each other, even when the adults around them start to hate each other. Their friendship could be deadly for their families, but they can't bring themselves to end their friendship. Birds throughout the story symbolize the hope and peace they find in their friendship, and one of them is faced with a choice that could change her life forever. Great Author's Note at the end. I'd pair this one up with Susan Cooper's Ghost Hawk.
Hidden by Loic Dauvillier