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MisterWhitaker

MisterWhitaker

Joined June 2016

comics in the classroom is the mission #comicsarerealbooks
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The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop | Kevin Coval, Quraysh Lansana, Nate Marshall
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Been downsizing my office book collection, but I can't make myself get rid of #poetry books.

Nute Keep them!🙂 Some of those books would be difficult to find again if you ever wanted to re-own. 7mo
MisterWhitaker @Nute yes! You understand!! 7mo
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Just finished a historic fantasy, now I need a new read. What should I do????

TheBookStacker I‘m currently reading the James, it is slow going, but very good. 10mo
MisterWhitaker Thanks! So far most people are telling me to go that way @TheBookStacker 10mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Wow. Wow wow WOW. What a read. Gripping and arresting and horrifying all at once. Be forewarned, there are some grizzly details about war, genocide, and an off page rape that I nearly had to fast forward past. All of this forces the reader to reconcile the actions of the protagonist with the horrors that drove her there.

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Dactyl Hill Squad | Daniel Jos Older
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Headed back to work with this vibe playing. #nowplaying🎧 DJ Older's #DactylHillSquad Older is one of my favorite #YALit writers, and I can't wait to get into this!
It's 1863, and dinosaurs roam the streets of NY during the Civil War? I'm in! #audible #audiobooks

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This has been a really powerful read for me. It's a great example of how important representation is for someone who doesn't identify with a group. I get to see examples of a life I would never have had a window into.

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Finally digging into this and I am rapt, you hear me? RAPT. #audible #librofm #audiobook

rachelsbrittain I loved this one so, so much! 12mo
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A nice illustration of my reading life compared to my wife's. I might have to borrow #Becoming from her when she's fine, tho. #comics #weneeddiversebooks #graphicnovels

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Othello (Revised) | William Shakespeare
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So much history! Paul Robeson's Othello continues to be the gold standard.

CarolynM If you haven't read it already, I recommend 12mo
MisterWhitaker @CarolynM oooh good rec! Thank you! 12mo
CarolynM 👍 12mo
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March: Book One | Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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Awesome seeing the things I read about with my class in real life. What an experience! You really have to visit the National Museum of African American History.

SaraBeagle Absolutely! Best museum in DC. So well done 2y
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Complete Writings | Phillis Wheatley
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If you haven't been to the National Museum of African American History, go as soon as you get a chance! It's so powerful, and such a celebration of Black history and culture. This statue of Phillis Wheatley is juxtaposed with the bricks that bear the names of Thomas Jefferson's children who he allowed to continue to be enslaved.

Wheatley's writing was both beautiful and subversive, and she should be celebrated more.

Nute I'm waiting for the day! 12mo
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Drawn Together | Minh Lae
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Such a beautiful book! Definitely recommend!

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Little Red Wolf | Amelie Flechais
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Finally digging into a fun read after being buried in academia. Have a tall stack to get through so I can donate them to my library!

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This should be A FUN read

britt_brooke 😆 2y
theresidentromantic Third comment attempt is the charm! Stupid auto correct. Carl Hiaasen is the best ❤ 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Shit blizzard sounds so disgusting 😂 2y
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MisterWhitaker @theresidentromantic never even heard of him before but this was too amazing to pass up 2y
MisterWhitaker @PerksOfBeingABookworm ha! Yes. Yes it does. 2y
theresidentromantic @MisterWhitaker He's known for his satires, but you might actually know him best as the writer of Hoot. It's a middle school book, won the Newberry medal. Enjoy! 2y
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More reasons to love indie bookstores. They have treats like these literary cookies!

JoScho Love those 💕 2y
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Had to pay my #bookhaul for independent bookstore day! I love the indie bookstores in my area, but Volunteers Bookcafe is my favorite #indiebookstoreday

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My Boyfriend Is a Bear | Pamela Ribon
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Few of my #NCBD purchases! Looking forward to Infidel no. 2 #newcomicbookday #comixology #comics #graphicnovel #graphicnovels #recommendsday

ohyeahthatgirl Me too! I was surprised at how much the 1st issue creeped me out. 2y
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America | Marvel Comics
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Finally organizing my #tbr from my pull list. Let operation Read Then Donate begin! #comics #graphicnovels

RealLifeReading That is an awesome tbr! 2y
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Understanding Comics | Scott McCloud
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Day one of #C2E2 done! Highlights: getting to be on a panel with creators of I Am Alfonso Jones and Kindred: Graphic Novel, having RL Stine, Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Leila Del Duca and Yehuda Mercado (all books tagged below) on our panels, and getting to hang with my #comics teacher buddies!

#teachersoflitsy #C2E2 #graphicnovels #comics

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Hilda and the Troll | Luke Pearson
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Late #bookhaul Been looking forward to this one for a while. Love Luke Pearson as a creator, and I've heard nothing but good things about this series! #graphicnovels #comics

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Ok, do I need to read Wuthering Heights????🧐🤔

ohyeahthatgirl This is one of my favorites! 2y
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I love when Beaton pokes fun at literature, even when I've never read it. This jab at Wuthering Heights floored me! #graphicnovels #comics

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂🤣😂 makes perfect sense! 2y
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Afternoon commute listen! So excited for this sequel. (Although I refrained from calling it a squeakquel, I have now squandered any goodwill by still somehow mentioning it. My apologies.)

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How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century | Louis V. Clark (Two Shoes)
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Really been on a #poetry kick recently, and my favorite bookstore Volumes Bookcafe always has great stuff. Got these two autographed editions, and they are dope af.

MisterWhitaker Gotta also tag Eve Ewing's Electric Arches in here! 2y
Kalalalatja Gorgeous editions! 2y
MisterWhitaker @Kalalalatja yes, and great writing! 2y
Kalalalatja I will have to look them up at some point 👍 2y
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Infidel #1 | Pornsak Pichetshote
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So, there are a ton of people comparing this to Get Out, and I think that‘s appropriate, and SO fitting. However, I wish I didn‘t have that expectation going in because all I did was compare the two as I was reading, and it took me out of the story JUST a little. Still...TONS of moments where you will say “Oh $#!+” 10/10

ohyeahthatgirl I hadn't heard the comp to Get Out, but I can see it. This gave me creepy dreams two nights after I read it! 2y
MisterWhitaker @ohyeahthatgirl I wish I hadn't heard it, but this book def overcame that 2y
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Infidel #1 | Pornsak Pichetshote
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My eyes after reading this👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 Added to the pull immediately! There's a comparison to a certain horror movie that everyone is making and it's appropriate. Spoiler review coming #comics #graphicnovels

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Weird Al: The Book | Nathan Rabin
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This is a thing that happened... And I love it! #hamilton

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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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Been looking forward to this one, but I have to say, if there's one aspect of this book that is tough for me to push past, is the bullying storyline. I don't know why, but I'm reacting to this differently than any other bully/villain I've read. Like, I'm so frustrated with the bully, Chet, but also, Virgil, his victim and I'm not a fan of how they makes me feel. I'm going to push through with teeth gritted, cuz it's pretty good otherwise.

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1. Before this week it was LotR, but now it's Black Panther, no question!
2. Pulp Fiction
3. I have a guilty pleasure series: The Fast and the Furious
4. Popcorn all day!

#manicmonday @JoScho

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The Castoffs Vol.2: Into the Wastelands | Brian Smith, M. K. Reed
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This second book is where this title really takes off. Great read for younger readers who you wouldn't give Rat Queens to. Now I can't wait for volume 3!

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The Castoffs Vol.2: Into the Wastelands | Brian Smith, M. K. Reed
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Lindy Hahaha! 2y
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The Castoffs Vol. 1 | MK Reed, Brian "Smitty" Smith
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Busy reading night! Gotta keep plugging along for the awards selections! #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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Soupy Leaves Home | Cecil Castellucci
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Finally getting into this one! It's been recommended tons, and I really dig Castellucci's stuff #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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‪I've shared this pic before, but since I'm going to see #blackpanther tonight I thought it fitting to share again. ‬

#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe is this little girl gets a chance to see her hero (& herself) on the big screen and that's beyond dope! I know she'll love it.‬

MidnightBookGirl We're going to see it tonight too! 2y
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So ready for this flick!!! Looking forward to premier night!! #BlackPanther #BlackPantherSoLit

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Those are awesome! 2y
MisterWhitaker @Riveted_Reader_Melissa they are my favorite thing! 2y
WhatDeeReads Those are amazing and adorable. I have my tickets for Friday. 2y
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The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart
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Decided to give this one a relisten. I want to finish the series and it's been so long since I read it. Still enjoyable!

BookaholicNatty I want to read this series! I gifted it to a teenage for Christmas and she adored it! 2y
MisterWhitaker @BookaholicNatty you should! I'm enjoying this second listen! It's so satisfying. 2y
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Super excited to read this one! One of my favorite memories is seeing Andy Kaufman adding the Mighty Mouse theme song on SNL and being struck, even then, by how weird and hilarious this guy was. #comics #graphicnovels

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The Guilty Ones | Joanna Crispi
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Finally time to write this essay. That means background music, which means my old reliable coffee house/crooning playlist. Love this guy's voice especially! #procrastinatingtopostonlitsy

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Every country other than ours years comics like a serious art form and it's obvious when you read stuff like this and Nightlights. These are the "children's" books and they are challenging and robust. We need more of this here #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

Tamra We have recently discovered Musnet and love him! The shop owner here said the author/artist is a fellow MN who has reinvented himself under a new name and new genre. 2y
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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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The operative word for this book is "gorgeous!" The art is more than worth the price of admission. Would love to see this animated! #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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This cover is gorgeous! Glad for a quick read that also looks great #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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To quote Inglorious Basterds "That's a Bingo!" Can't wait to hit the others #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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Almost at Bingo! But I'm going for the full card! Went ahead and burned off "Book with a colorful cover" since that's gonna be a majority of #comics and #graphicnovels #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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The Witch Boy | Molly Ostertag
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This album only gets me MORE hyped for this movie!!! Can't wait till Thursday! #BlackPanther #BlackPantherSoLit #comics #graphicnovels

CocoReads One of the kids my daughters went to high school with is an extra in one of the scenes. Hoping we can get out to see it so we can look for Javon. 2y
MisterWhitaker @CocoReads that is so cool! Hope you see him! 2y
CocoReads Well she knows which scene it‘s supposed to be so that should help. Given our schedules we may not get to go in theaters and have to wait for dvd. But we will see it! 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Yeah, I was ready to bail, but still wanted to get some closure on the story. I know, I know, sacrilege. I think I made the right choice. #sorrynotsorry

TommieMarie74 I did that once. Every now and then a book comes along that is so bad, we have to stop and find closure. Elsewhere. Thank the lord for the internet! 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I really want to like this. But the lead characters are annoying, and everyone is making decisions that don't make sense. People say the ending is worth it, but I'm barely holding on here. It's like a slasher film, and I don't really enjoy those either.

Any advice out there littens?

2BR02B The ending came out of nowhere, but I wouldn't say it was particularly clever. If it feels like a waste of time now, I don't think the ending does much to redeem that. 2y
MisterWhitaker @2BR02B that's all I needed to hear! Thank you for saving me! 2y
mrozzz No! This one wasn‘t very good. 2y
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MisterWhitaker @mrozzz totally agree! Such a let down considering what it was compared to. 2y
Kaye I agree, not overly impressed with this one. I did finish it, only because I wanted to find out who the “bad guy” was. I thought the writing was cheesy, but not a big reader of this genre, so not sure if any of this genre is any different as far as plot lines and writing ? 2y
MisterWhitaker @Kaye upon reflection, I think it's a good depiction of the slasher genre, and since I'm not a fan of that, it wasn't for me 2y
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What a book! I can def see this as a tool in the classroom. The back matter with the maps, glossary, character list, and process pages are great teaching material! Up next on the docket: Kid Beowulf. What a cool look at the story we all know. A good entry point for young readers to give them access to classic material #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy #comics

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