Hello out there. It's #IMWAYR time again, when readers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to in the past week. Kathryn hosts the adult version of this meme at Book Date. Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers host the kidlit rendition. Whatever you are looking forward to in your next great read, these are fabulous places to start your search.
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BLOG POSTS LAST WEEK
How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other by by Naomi Klein & Rebecca Stefoff
#IReadCanadian: Books For All Ages
In My Anaana's Amautik by Nadia Sammurtok & Lenny Lishchenko (Illustrator) 🍁
Our Corner Store by Robert Heidbreder & Chelsea O'Byrne (Illustrations) 🍁
This sequel to Rooster Summer, is another novel in verse based on the memories of the author's childhood. It tells the story of two siblings, their friends, and their relationship to the owners of the corner store in their neighbourhood. The rollicking poetry is full of the energy of childhood. Heidbreder captures the sounds and smells of a time gone by in these delightful poems. O'Byrne's illustrations add to these memories. The collection reminded me of being sent to the store to pick up grocery orders my mother phoned in. Imagine sending a four year old a block and a half to the store now!
I couldn't help but make a connection between the subterfuge of chemical companies then and similar tactics used by the chemical & fossil fuel industries today.
Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia by David Pitt-Brooke 🍁
This book is hilarious, heartwarming, and gruesome.
PROGRESS ON MY READING GOALS
Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors: 7/25
Books by Canadian Authors: 19/100
Canada Reads 2021 1/5
Discworld Series 28/41
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 70/333