Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Book Share Sep 9

Our quick social check-in once a week to see what everyone's reading and if they would recommend it. I love to see the different variety of books shared by kids of all ages! All homeschoolers 4-18 are welcome to join us via Zoom.

The books we talked about this week were

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan (book #1)

by Maxwell Eaton III


Ludwig Bemelmans

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (book #1)

by Judd Winick

Ten True Tales: The Secret Agent and Other Spy Kids

by Allan Zullo

The Tale of Meshka the Kvetech

by Carol Chapman

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys

Bob Rackza


by Raina Telgemeier

Although we really enjoyed the poetry in it, the kids did raise some questions about the boy stereotypes in Guyku. I think they were searching for the poems to be more universal. I do agree with them that it would have been nice to see some non-traditional images, like a boy wearing pink or playing with dolls. Two books that spring to my mind, as consciously trying to break open these stereotypes, are What Mommies Do Best / What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff and William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow.

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