This is another good book by Jason Reynolds, author of "Ghost."
The Book Raiders will be reading Miles Morales for the month of February thanks to the generosity of a fellow teacher. I am still weepy and in disbelief of the kindness that was shown to me. I cannot thank her enough but surely will hug her and tell her I love her every time I see her and I need to make sure she knows that she gave these babies a gift that will keep on giving. #forevergreatful #bookraiders
This is what I was doing last night, and all I can say is Good Gracious! This movie is SPECTACULAR! Oozing with cool vibes from every which way. I loved it!!!
Photo Credit: Ripped from ‘Spidey-verse‘ on the Internet
Just saw the new Spider Man Into the Spider verse. It‘s AWESOME!!
Probably the best Spider-Man movie yet.
Finished this one up on a flight to Boston. I felt a bit so so about it but I really loved the ending. The villain was much more complicated than other marvel stories. I am hoping for a sequel though! I feel like I had a lot of questions...
Miles Morales brings a new perspective to the Spider-Man story and I am so here for it. Half-black, half Puerto Rican and living in a tough neighborhood, Miles watches his parents struggle to pay the bills. They‘ve sacrificed a lot to send him to a private school, and when he‘s framed for a crime he didn‘t commit, Miles starts to wonder what is really going on at his school.
Another great addition for classrooms and libraries serving teens.
This was so good! Everything that was missing from the comics were included in this novelization of Miles Morales. It‘s great that there‘s more diverse representation in comics and YA, but there needs to be nuance i the characters and their experiences. Miles comes from a working class family but attends a prestigious private HS on scholarship. That combined with being Spider-Man, Miles is up against a lot of pressure. This was an amazing read!
I have mixed feelings. I liked the story, but not as much as I expected and this is two narrators in a row I haven't loved. Guy Lockard narrates and I think it was a little too theatrical for me? I wasn't sold on his rendition of Miles' mom or best friend - both seemed to have only two levels - loud and louder! Reynolds does use the superhero plot to interrogate some serious race issues which was cool. Book 1/25 for the #hubchallenge #audiobooks
I usually avoid comic novelizations, but I couldn't resist a Miles Morales one written by Jason Reynolds and let me tell you, it's fantastic. This had the a bad guy in it on the same evil level as Umbridge, except even more sickening and diabolical. MILES FOREVERRRR!!
#Marvel #superheroes #middlegradeYA #puncharacist #MilesisthebestSpiderMan #teens
The 1st grader had a Lunar New Year party and performance at school today (he's in a Mandarin immersion prog at a public school) and I got to help the kids make dumplings in class. He wanted more dumplings for dinner!
@Heathertara25 You HAVE to see these photos! Roman was ecstatic to receive his #secretsantakids box and everything inside it! “How did they know I liked Captain America?!!!!” It was all an absolute hit. Thank you soooo much. He was thrilled. You REALLY nailed it 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼💓💓💓
This book was shelved as YA buy it felt a little more middle grade to me. It was pretty simple, not much character development or depth. There was only a little spider man action, at the end. Mostly it was a book about a boy, growing up and learning about who he is.
This was great! Reynolds twists the focus onto Miles's everyday life as our young Spider-Man faces off against his family's finances, his academic prospects, his role as a community member, poetry, and his potential romantic future. I ate it all up.
I did feel the superheroic climax fell a bit flat, but everything before and after it was tops. Be aware, though, it's got a younger YA tone to it. It might even work for mature middle grade readers.
Me and my son had a great time today at the Boston Teen Author Festival! We got lost a few times and I'm exhausted but it was a good day.
I got all of these signed, the Spider-Man is signed to my son and he thought it was really cool to meet the author.
I got to see Leigh Bardugo on a panel but the line for her signature was a mile long so I passed.
I came to this one as a Jason Reynolds fan first and foremost. I'm not current on the Spider Man comics (I'm sure it's blasphemy to say I'm only familiar with Spider Man movies) but I'll read anything by Reynolds. His voice here is luminous, bringing depth to Miles' family, his world, and his struggles as a kid and as a super hero. I wish I could have stayed in this world longer and would LOVE to see more installments in the series.
I got my first order of new books this fall for my middle school. This is the one that I've had tons of kids look at and want to read. They know nothing about the book or the author but they see the words "spider man" and they're sold. Having read this author before, I'm also hopeful.
I really enjoyed meeting Jason Reynolds. He was super nice and intelligent. I think I'm going to be buying many many more of his books in the future. #DBF2017
Starting to plan who I want to see at this year's Decatur Book Festival. Here are some of the featured books that I have read and I'm looking forward to seeing several of these authors (gotta leave some room for all the others I haven't yet picked up!) Two days to go!!!!!
I absolutely burned through this book in one sitting. Jason Reynolds is a master of character development, and he's done such a fantastic job with Miles Morales. I haven't read the comics yet but this is a Spiderman I can get behind. Well-paced story, and love how the relationships, both family and friendship, are so well fleshed out. Looking forward to reading more of Miles in the future.