Can you believe it? It’s the last regular link-up for this year’s Newbery Through the Decades! I’ll save my rhapsodizing about this particular challenge for my general wrap-up post, which I hope to post tomorrow, and just leave it at this: I’ve had a wonderful time and can’t wait to do it again next year!
This month I had big plans, or at least big plans for me. I intended to read all of the honor books for 2010 that I hadn’t already read. I did read (and thoroughly enjoy!) The Mostly True Stories of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. I’ve even read over half of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, but I lost momentum in it in the middle of all our busy-ness and have considered giving it up. However, this post by RAT newcomer Thankfully Home has convinced me to keep going. I never got around to Claudette Colvin, but there’s always next year. 🙂
I also finished reading Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, a 2011 honor book, aloud to my girls. I had already read it once when it was first published and shared my thoughts about it. This month I shared some learning connections my girls made through the reading of this book. It’s a wonderful story!
How about you? Did you find any gems this month? I’d love to hear all about them!
(Come back tomorrow for a general wrap-up of the Newbery Through the Decades challenge. I’ll list all the books I read and have links to each month’s link-up posts. I might even pick a few favorites! You’re welcome to share your thoughts, as well.)