I was never into graphic novels as a kid. I've read more of them over the past couple of years, since my students are OBSESSED with them. I was excited to read this book and am in awe of an author who can tell such a fun story in words and pictures. Imogene is a knight in training, but also starting middle school. I'm not sure which requires more bravery. Luckily, Imogene is up to the challenge.
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! Aven is an easy character to love and someone you wish was your best friend when you were 12. (Apologies to my super awesome best friend when I was 12). Aven moves across the country, plays pranks with her new friend, and uncovers a family mystery. Oh, and she doesn't have any arms. Who needs them?
This book. This book should be on everyone's shelf. Refugee tells the story of three children from different time periods under similar circumstances. All must leave their homes in search of safety and survival. Alan Gratz expertly weaves their stories together despite being decades apart. Seriously, just go read it.
Happy New Year!
For the last few years I have participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It's a good way to keep track of the books I read, write reviews, and recommend my favorites to others. For the first time I will be adding Picture Books to my list. As a teacher, I'm constantly reading and sharing amazing PBs. Why wouldn't they be on my list? My goal for the year is to read 300 books. This will include any and all genres. I have no idea if this is a realistic goal, but we will soon find out!
What are your 2018 reading goals?
Teacher, reader, tea drinker, and dog mom.