Just looking through the list of books I’ve reviewed so far (26 books in 2016), here are a few of my favorite books. It’s not a very long list because I’ve only been blogging for a few months – I didn’t set out to make a top ten list but there were only ten books when I finished! Click the title for my review which has much more info about each book.
Amazing Grace – A classic that deserves to be in every house and school library.
Early Chapter Books
Little Shaq – Basketball and morals from a hero on and off the court.
Pedro, First Grade Hero – Sweet Latino boy has adventures geared towards first-time chapter book readers.
Elementary and Middle Grade Chapter Books
Abby Takes a Stand – Historical fiction explores one girl’s experience of the sit-ins.
Save Me a Seat – The first week of fifth grade from two outsider perspectives: an immigrant from India and a boy with auditory processing disorder.
Awkward – A diverse cast make up the competing art and science clubs in this middle school drama.
El Deafo – Memoir of experiences wearing a “phonic ear” and growing up as the only deaf student in the school.
28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World – A great chronological overview of a variety of events in the history of African-Americans, including both well and lesser-known figures.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man Who Changed Things – This older early chapter book became a surprise favorite despite a very dated cover.
Born a Crime – Surprisingly funny memoir of growing up mixed in South Africa under apartheid and the post-apartheid regime.