What I’m Reading 2019

Currently Reading:


Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom: Grades 6 – 10.  Chris Fancher, Telannia Norfar


Belle, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story.  Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Bettye Stroud, John Holyfield (Illustrator)

Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom. Steven Sellers Lapham, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova.
Laurel Snyder, Julie Morstad (illustrator)

Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s.  (Women of Wonder) by Pamela Sargent (Editor/Contributor), C.J. Cherryh ( (Contributor), Rosaleen Love (Contributor), Sheila Finch (Contributor), Pat Cadigan  (Contributor), Pat Murphy (Contributor), Karen Joy Fowler (Contributor), Judith Moffett (Contributor) , Connie Willis (Contributor), Lisa Goldstein (Contributor), Nancy Kress  (Contributor), Storm Constantine  (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Rebecca Ore (Contributor), Suzy McKee Charnas (Contributor), Carol Emshwiller (Contributor), Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Contributor), Angela Carter (Contributor), Mary Gentle (Contributor), Octavia E. Butler (Contributor), Jayge Carr (Contributor)

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine. Laurie Wallmark, April Chu (Illustrations)

Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace.  Anna Grossnickle Hines

Fearless: the Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith. Barb Rosenstock , Scott Dawson (Illustrator)

Golem. David Wisniewski

Grandfather Gandhi. Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, Evan Turk (Illustrator)

Pirate Latitudes.  Michael Crichton

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius. Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

Fifteen Lanes.  S.J. Laidlaw

Killing Rage: Ending Racism.  bell hooks


Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn.  Muriel Harris Weinstein, Frank Morrison

Red Scarf Girl.   Ji-li Jiang

To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground. Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrations)

Locomotion (Locomotion #1)  Jacqueline Woodson

Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer, Frank Morrison (Illustrations)

Little Town on the Prairie. (Little House #7)
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell. Kristiana Gregory

Henry Ford Museum. Henry Ford Museum

One Week of You. Lisa Williams Kline

Season of Promise. (Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary #3) Patricia Hermes

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero.
Marissa Moss, John Hendrix (Illustrator)

The Long Song. Andrea Levy

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Kadir Nelson

Fish Girl. David Wiesner (Illustrations), Donna Jo Napoli

The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar. Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance.  Nikki Grimes, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator), Pat Cummings (Illustrator), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Ebony Glenn (Illustrator), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator), Frank Morrison (Illustrator) , Christopher Myers (Illustrator), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator), James Ransome (Illustrator), Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland  (Illustrator), Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)

A Free Black Girl Before The Civil War: The Diary Of Charlotte Forten, 1854. Christy Steele

Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story. Lise Friedman, Mary Dowdle (Photographs)

Kenya’s Song. Linda Trice

Practicing Peace in Times of War. Pema Chödrön, Sandy Boucher (Editor)

Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression. Carole Boston Weatherford, Sarah Green (Illustrations)

Stuart Little.  E.B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

Carter Reads the Newspaper.  Deborah Hopkinson, Don Tate  (Illustrator)

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter.  Kathy Whitehead, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)

Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall’s Life and Art.
Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song.
Gary Golio, Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrations)
Ariana Grande.  Marie Morreale
The Origin of Others.  Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Foreword)
The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven.  Ji-li Jiang, Youshan Tang (Illustrator)
Beautiful Ballerina.  Marilyn Nelson, Susan Kuklin
The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History. (Unsolved Mysteries from History) Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Roger Roth (Illustrations)







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