I finished Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graf on Monday night. Delightful and poignant. Annie is grieving about brother. She knows she has to be careful or she might get a weird disease or have an accident. (Okay, that was me in sixth grade and I hadn’t lost a brother. But I always was reading about diseases in the encyclopedia). A new neighbor, a book about staying healthy, and some discoveries of her own help Annie close her umbrella of sadness. It is a gonna be a hit at my library.
I have begun reading It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder, local Portland author. Look for my review and interview next Wednesday.
Am listening to The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson. I can’t wait to share with a teacher in my building. She’s been reading stories about kids facing huge challenges: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, the student version of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy. It is amazing how these stories connect with our students.
Just started The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Another teacher brought it to me and said you have to read this! It’s quite engaging.
THE POETRY POSTCARD PROJECT IS BACK!!
Would you like an original poem delivered to your mailbox instead of a bill? Email me your address at macrush53 at yahoo dot com. I will send you an original student written poem.
What’s on your night stand to read?