It’s Monday and spring break is over. #sol17

Me, saying goodbye to my daily post-lunch nap:

 

Goodbye, old friend. I’ll see you during summer vacation.

I also know it’s back to work time because I spent hours yesterday going to the grocery store. And today was prepping food to be cooked, cleaning, and, of course, grading. Grading!

So, yeah. Vacation is definitely over.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.


Last week, I posted:


Last week, I read:

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space RaceHidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have too much to say about this book to fit in a pithy Goodreads review, but I’ll try.

First of all, I listened to the audio version and Robin Miles is perfection.

Second, the biggest takeaway I have from this book is what I already knew: when you give black people access to education and opportunity, we are capable of more than anyone ever thought of. WHY WOULDN’T WE BE? Education + opportunity. That’s all we need to be great, which is why it was (and still is a lot of the time, to be frank) denied to us.

You want to make America great? Invest in education and opportunities. That is all.

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Currently, I’m reading:

 

I should be done with Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler soon. Still into it. I also appreciate that it’s my favorite of the adult lit: stories with teen protagonists. I didn’t even know that’s what was going with this book, so I was pleasantly surprised.

 

Kidlit version hosted by Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen of Teach Mentor Texts; original version hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

 

Happy reading, everyone!

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8 comments

  1. Kathy Martin

    Our break – such as it is – isn’t until Easter. I have Hidden Figures on my Kindle but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurie C

    Today is a snow day for me so I’m catching up on Monday What Are You Reading posts! We’ll be back to work tomorrow, it looks like. I read Parable of the Sower for a genre study group and I want to read Parable of the Talents before too long. (It was a planned trilogy but she ended up deciding the story was finished after the second book, we learned.)

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    • Akilah

      That makes so much sense to me. I kept wondering why I thought it was a trilogy. That may also explain why my friend felt Parable of the Talents felt unfinished to her. (I haven’t read it yet so can’t speak to that part, but it is something I’ll be aware of as I read.)

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  3. crbrunelle

    I still have a week and a half before our spring break arrives. Possibly they were hoping spring would have actually started by then (we have snow on the ground from a storm yesterday). I still haven’t gotten to Parable of the Sower. I’ll have to move that up on my list. Welcome back to the classroom. 😉

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