Category: International

[Monday Reading] Journeys Far From Home and Back in Picturebooks “That Neighbor Kid” and “Life Without Nico”

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm ...

Something Surreal This Way Comes in Murakami’s The Strange Library

Myra here. So among the three ladies who make up GatheringBooks, it really is Iphigene who happens to be the die-hard Murakami fan. Apart from this book that I am reviewing for our reading theme, I believe I have only read one of his novels, the title I can’t even recall any longer, it was ...

Despair and Deliverance in Art, Literature, and Movement Of The World in Muriel Barbery’s “The Elegance Of The Hedgehog”

Myra here. I’ve had this book for nearly two years now, but didn’t feel that compelled to read it until after I finished reading Will Schwalbe’s The End Of Your Life Book Club. I read Barbery’s Life Of Elves last year while I was in Munich, but found it to be too meandering for my taste, despite the lovely ...

[Diverse Kidlit] Remembering Auschwitz through a picturebook and a graphic novel

Myra here. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to ...

[Monday Reading] An Ode to Wolf Erlbruch

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm ...