I made major progress this month on my mission to read all the TBR books piled up in my apartment. I'm down to 4 books, and then I can buy some new ones!
In April I've read: The Espressologist and Dear American Airlines
American Born Chinese: I read this one for my work kidlit book club (it was the only title of the month that I didn't pull from my TBR shelf--I went to the NYPL instead). The club had a fantastic conversation about this one. I love graphic novels; even though I am a word-person, I think art can be an equally powerful storyteller. This one was fast, fun, and provocative. It also won the 2007 Printz and was an NBA finalist, which is pretty awesome.
2012 reading goals: achieved. This memoir was about Gaby Rodriguez, a girl in WA who faked a pregnancy for a school project in order to learn more about the effects of stereotypes as well as the problems faced by pregnant teens. I wish the book included more details about the time during the faked pregnancy, which was fascinating. Even her siblings didn't know it wasn't real! (Only about 1/3 of the book focused on the fake pregnancy period, the rest focusing on the Rodriguez's background and motivation as well as the aftermath of the project.) This book is a great conversation starter for teens.
Right now I'm reading a historical MG novel, Promise the Night.
What are you reading this month?