Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Monday: What Are You Reading?

Each week readers share what they are reading for the week. I joined because there is no way I can review every book I read.

Very hectic week. See my Sunday Salon post.


The Most Loved In All The World: a story of freedom by Tonya C. Hegamin, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera. This children's book tells a compelling story in a way small children can comprehend. It might raise some worry or concern but the tenderness is clear. Focusing on the love, a caregiver or teacher can help a child understand why a mother would send her child away to freedom. Ms. Cabrera's illustrations are impressive. The colors are vibrant and warm, and her images translate the urgency and passion of the undertaking. Ms. Hegamin's measures up, too. Writing isn't easy for any writer but for the children's writer, the challenge is even greater. The language has to be precise and accessible. The writer has to have a keen awareness of how children process language and information. Ms. Hegamin's has that skill. I am so glad I read this. I'll be sharing it often with as many readers as possible.

In the queque: see last week's post.

Another good week for donations. See my New Crayons post here and the one at Color Online. Looking forward to reading the Aya Sequels.

What did you read this week? What's next on your tbr? Find more posts at One Person's Journey. WAYR is hosted by Sheila.


Jennifer said...

The Most Loved looks like a lovely book. Happy reading and if you get time, my Monday:

Becky said...

Sounds like you had a great week, I love the cover of Aya!

Jan von Harz said...

I read your post on Aya and am quite interested in this book and its sequel. I will be ordering it from Amazon. Have a great week.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I really like the Aya series and hope they are going to continue writing more for the series.

My 9-year-old just began Christopher Paul Curtis' Buxton (a novel about the first free-born african-american in his area)

Staci said...

Aya is new to me but one that I'm so going to check into!!!

have a great week of reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These look like lovely books, and quite different from one another.

Have a great week!

Lydia said...

Hopefully this week calms down a bit so you can get that reading in, we all know it's SO important! =)

Here is my Monday:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

AYA sounds good. I have not heard of these books before and that is why I love this meme :)

Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Aths said...

You do have a good list! Enjoy the books and the week!

Ee Leen Lee said...

what am I reading on Monday? its too early in the week to tell
but Aya sounds great

susan said...

E Leen. You made me laugh. Whatever I'm reading on Monday is likely something from the previous week and then I share what's in the queue.

Thanks all for coming by and leaving kind words.