Showing posts from April, 2019

Blog Tour: Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak

Welcome to Teachers Who Read for the second stop of the Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak blog tour! I am so excited to host today because my 8 graders devour Adi Alsaid's books! This novel, like his others, was the perfect will-they-or-won't-they story. Releases today! SYNOPSIS: Has heartbreak broken her for good? Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after senior year, teen love and relationship columnist Lu Charles has hit a wall with her writing. The words just won’t come to her like they used to and if she doesn’t find a topic for her column, she’ll lose her gig at hip online magazine  Misnomer , and the college scholarship that goes along with it. Her best friend, Pete, thinks she should write through her own pain, but when Lu overhears another couple planning a precollege breakup just like hers, she becomes convinced that they’re the answer to cracking her writer’s block. And when she meets them—super-practical Iris and cute, sweet Cal—and discovers

IMWAYR ~ April 15

I hope the weather near everyone is sunny, warm, and beautiful. Here in St. Louis we got a wonderful mix of snow and rain on Sunday, but not it's cold but sunny! I love some STL weather LOL! As I was scrolling through Instagram, I also saw there are a lot of east coast teachers that are on spring break this week or will be on spring break soon. I hope you have, had or will have a lovely spring break and some much-needed reading time :). Here's what we are reading this week! Cassie   Amber Haley     Andrea   I hope you have a great reading week!

We Were Beautiful Blog Tour

We are pleased to be a stop on the Blog Tour for We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler! Be sure to check out this book about family, love, and loss! Released April 2.  Facebook Goodreads Amazon Pinterest Instagram Purchase Link:

Adult Non-Fiction with Young Reader's Versions

A couple of years ago several of my friends were talking about this memoir by an African American man called Trevor Noah. I honestly had no idea who Trevor Noah was and after seeing a friend gawk at me after I said that, I thought, well … I guess I should look into this must be good! I am SO GLAD that I did, because even though I don’t watch Noah’s late night talk show, The Daily Show, I still really, really enjoyed reading his memoir Born a Crime. When I saw that Random House was releasing a young reader’s version, I was beyond ecstatic to read it and see how it would be adapted for a younger reader. Spoiler: it was fan-tas-tic! Trevor Noah is mixed race. His mom is African and still lives in Johannesburg and his dad is Swedish. He was born in Africa when institutional racism called Apartheid (a-par-tide) existed. Multi-racial relationships were illegal and having children with someone of another race was even worse.  Noah’s birth … was a crime in Afric

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hello, friends! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Here in Iowa, the snow has mostly melted but the weather is still doing that yo-yo thing where you get 1-2 nice days then several chilly days in a row. We just want a nice spring! It's coming very soon though, I can feel it! Have you packed away all of your winter clothes yet? I haven't yet, but I want to! This time of year is traditionally so busy. Test prep, testing, field trips, extra assemblies and concerts and squeezing in as much instruction as possible... I have nine weeks of school left and I know those nine weeks are going to fly. It feels like we still have so much to do! How much time do you have left? However busy we are though, there's still a little time to squeeze in for reading, even if it's just 10 minutes before shutting your eyes for the night or listening to an audiobook on the drive to and from work! I know for me, I'm always a little happier when I've made time to read. :) Here i