Thursday, March 2, 2017

What Are You Reading: March 2017

We start each month by sharing what we're reading - both for work and for fun. Join us by using the comments to share what you're reading. Click here for previous reading lists.

Due to an email mistake, this month is a special edition, "What Would Barb Like to Read?"

My Educator List:
Mindfulness by Ellen J. Langer - Amazon is kind enough to tell me I bought this on November 16, 2015. I still haven't read it. I'm hoping to better understand ideas that compliment some of my favorite ideas (like those from Dweck and Peter Johnston).

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris - Colleagues were talking about this on social media, and I realized I've studied very little about young African American women.

Reading Students' Lives: Literacy Learning across Time by Catherine Compton-Lilly - Cathy does longitudinal research about the literacies of students and their families (particularly students and families who are marginalized. This book, the fourth in the series, follows young people into high school.

We Must Say No to the Status Quo: Educators as Allies in the Battle for Social Justice by Veronica McDermott - Jennifer Abrams just mentioned this in her monthly newsletter.

My YA List:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - I ordered this one after seeing it talked about on Facebook.

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Illustrator) - I didn't realize this graphic novel about the civil rights movement was a thing until its third installment won some recent awards.

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina - My book club's choice for March, lauded by my trustworthy friends at the CCBC. Only $2.99 for Kindle and iBooks right now.

October Mourning by Leslea Newman - Published in 2012, this one has been on my bookshelf for awhile. Written in verse, it is a biography of a gay man murdered in Wyoming in 1998.

My Adult List:
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - This one is very new. Reviewers are talking about it positively in multiple places, which caught my eye.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant - I added this to my "To Read" shelf on Goodreads on July 1, 2008; it's the first thing I added to that list. It's my best friend's favorite book. I need to get to it at some point.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - I bought this one on some vacation in 2014. I still haven't gotten to it. I hope I will find it light and entertaining.

Cities I've Never Lived In by Sara Majka - This short story collection about distance includes some pieces narrated by a young woman getting divorced. I'm intrigued (and only now willing to read about divorce - four years after).


  1. Thanks for sharing your reading list, Barb.

    Here's what I've been reading. I consider all of my read professional but by YA reading is my passionate reading:)

    American Street, Ibi Zoboi --Just me, 82% done

    The Fourteenth Goldfish, Jennifer Holm-- Family read, flew through it

    Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life, Mario Luis Small --learned about it at Title I Innovation, Implementation, and Sustainability Conference

    Born a Crime, Trevor Noah-- He writes like he hosts The Daily Show

    Thanks for letting me share!

    1. I think I'm going to download the Trevor Noah as an audio book, Laura!

      And, I'm intrigued by Unanticipated Gains. Will have to check that out.

  2. Barb, I would be happy to read Ellen Langer's Mindfulness with you! I have it and am dying to dig into it!


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