May books read

53) Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter – two writers give friendly and helpful advice to student writers

54) Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine – what a beautiful book!

55) Elephant Run by Roland Smith – exciting adventure story set in World War II Burma

56) A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi – a few souls picked this book and I loved watching them make the connections with today

57) Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher – I was overwhelmed with the response to this title

58) The Giver by Lois Lowry – Most who read this one fell in love with it

59) The Outsiders by SE Hinton – Things haven’t changed much in school even though this title is older than I am

60) Nothing Buth the Truth by Avi – I love listening in on discussion for this one–especially as students read the last line.

61) Homer’s Oddesey by Gwen Coop – inspiring story of a blind cat

62) Getting to Heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murhpy –

63) Marcello in the Real World by Fransisco X. Stork – an amazing character, voice, and story

My favorites for this month are Mockingbird, Marcello and Elephant Run.  Now I’m looking forward to summer and some serious reading–and catching up on reviews.

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