Read, Discuss, and Do with MARI IN THE MARGINS

By Marci Whitehurst The best books make readers feel like they aren’t alone. They’re seen. Understood. Our very own  Rebecca J. Gomez  accomplishes this flawlessly in Mari in the Margins , her new middle grade novel in verse, published by Bandersnatch Books. It releases May 14 th !  Here’s a snippet about the novel, which you’ll surely want to READ:   For Marivel Jiménez, life in her big family is full of chaos. Feeling overlooked by her parents and overshadowed by her siblings is frustrating, and it's even worse to have the constant attention of her annoying, mischievous three-year-old sister, Susana.  Caught between her need to be noticed and her dream of having time to herself, Marivel pours herself into poetry and, eventually, art journaling. When she hears of a school-wide poetry contest, she sees winning as a chance to escape the margins of her family and finally be seen. Doesn’t that sound amazing? That’s because it is. I was honored to read the book ahead of its release—and

Storytime Idea: BOATS FOR PAPA

 

This week's Summer Challenge theme is "Setting Sail," and the book Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley is a perfect addition to list of books about boats! You and your young readers will love this charming, heartwarming story about a young beaver who sends a series of hand made boats out to sea in hopes that they will reach his much-missed papa.

Comments

Mindy Baker said…
I need to add this to my TBR list! Looks great!