What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!!

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! Sorry for not posting yesterday. Once school starts I won’t be posting as much and when I do, it will most likely be posts that were written ahead of time. If you don’t know what this weekly event  is, then I recommend you check out this link: https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/what-im-reading-wednesdays/

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Today’s books I’m reading right now.

The first one is called P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia. It is the sequel to One Crazy Summer which I am yet to read since I read this 3 book series backwards. The 3rd book is called Gone Crazy In Alabama and it has been featured in either another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s or a book review.

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Summary: 

Delphine, Vonetta and Fern just got back from visiting their mom Cecile and the Black Panthers in Oakland. Things are changing in the Gaithersburg household. The sisters have a new found independence, Pa has a girlfriend, and Uncle Darnell is back from Vietnam but he’s not the same. A new found  group called the Jackson Five has the girls “seeing stars.” All of this is going on and Big Ma still expects Delphine to be responsible and keep her sisters in line. This isn’t easy since her sisters refuse to be bossed around and Pa’s girlfriend is weighing in with her own opinions. By writing letters, Delphine confides to her mom Cecile who reminds her to not grow up too fast and be eleven while she can.

Book: P.S. Be Eleven

Author Rita Williams-Garcia

My Rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Rita was born April 13th, 1957 in Queens, New York City, NY.

2. She sold her first short story to Highlights Magazine at 14.

3. Rita published her first book at 30 years old.

Age range: 8-12. I am a bit older then this range.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book with lots of adventure and action as well as family love. It helps if you read the series in order starting with One Crazy Summer. I read the last book first so it spoiled the book conflict for me.

Second book: 

Teacher’s Pet by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the 7th book in the so far 15-16 book series. These books have been featured quite a few times on my blog and finding author facts has been getting harder and harder but I’ll try my best.

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This book is told from the point of Maggie Mackenzie.

Summary:

Maggie is starting middle school and it is quickly turning into her worst nightmare with crowded halls and a mountain of homework every night. The only class where she feels comfortable is science. Her teacher, Mr. Carlson, has many critters in his  room including his new guide dog who helps him get around. Mr. Carlson is blind and is having trouble getting used to being back on the job after a year and getting used to a new companion. Maggie is eager to help Mr. Carlson get used to his new companion but her grades prove that she needs to be studying and spending less time with the animals she loves so much. How is she going to survive 7th grade?

Book: Teacher’s Pet

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Laurie Halse Anderson’s Twitter has 31.9k followers.

2. Laurie began publishing her own books in 1996.

3. Before writing, she spent time with family and worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Age Range: 8 and up.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book that is so relatable just like the rest of the series. I recommend that you start from book number one and work your way through the series if you are interested in it.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more content! Next week I’ll be releasing my school year blogging plan so stay tuned for that as well!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Sources:

Google.com

wikipedia.org

ritawg.com

pabook.libraries.psu.edu

twitter.com/halseanderson

madwomenintheforest.com

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