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MisterWhitaker

MisterWhitaker

Joined June 2016

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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Are y'all as excited as I am fire the graphic novel of Long Way Down?! Feels like I've been waiting forever. Can't wait to drive into this one! #graphicnovels #comics #jasonreynolds

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Quick and dirty review: easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I enjoyed the first book, but now I‘m hooked into this series and heartbroken that i have to wait for the next book. I wish i was a kid when this series came out. As a Black kid I spent a ton of time living in fantasy and mythology books, but none of them featured Black characters. I‘m so glad that kids now have more choices than i did! So good!

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Never heard of Bookly, but thanks to y‘all I‘m trying it! Hopefully it helps me increase my reading frequency.

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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After reviving my blog I'm on a roll! Excited to did into this one! #comics #graphicnovels #tbr

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Slaughterhouse-Five | Ryan North
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Ryan North is the perfect pick to adapt the text with his flair for humor and absurdity, and Monteys‘ art manages to visually embody the clean and simple syntax of Vonnegut‘s style without losing anything...
The only problem with this book is it makes me want to read all of Vonnegut‘s books as graphic novels now.

This is an easy 10/10
Full review on my blog. Thecomicbookteacher.com
#graphicnovels #comics #comicsintheclassroom #teachersoflitsy

britt_brooke How did I not know this existed?! Thank you! 1y
MisterWhitaker @britt_brooke just came out this week! So good! 1y
julesG This was really good. 1y
britt_brooke @MisterWhitaker I just ordered it. Can‘t wait! 1y
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1. LOVED reading
2. Transformers, root beer floats, comics (some things never change)
3. Michael Jackson
4. Ummmmm....Encyclopedia Brown series

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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland
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This was masterfully narrated and well written. I so love the world Justina Ireland has created with this series.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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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. 3y
MisterWhitaker @Nute yes! You understand!! 3y
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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. 3y
MisterWhitaker Thanks! So far most people are telling me to go that way @TheBookStacker 3y
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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! 3y
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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 3y
MisterWhitaker @CarolynM oooh good rec! Thank you! 3y
CarolynM 👍 3y
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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 4y
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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! 3y
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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 😆 4y
theresidentromantic Third comment attempt is the charm! Stupid auto correct. Carl Hiaasen is the best ❤ 4y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Shit blizzard sounds so disgusting 😂 4y
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MisterWhitaker @theresidentromantic never even heard of him before but this was too amazing to pass up 4y
MisterWhitaker @PerksOfBeingABookworm ha! Yes. Yes it does. 4y
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! 4y
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More reasons to love indie bookstores. They have treats like these literary cookies!

JoScho Love those 💕 4y
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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. 4y
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
Kalalalatja Gorgeous editions! 4y
MisterWhitaker @Kalalalatja yes, and great writing! 4y
Kalalalatja I will have to look them up at some point 👍 4y
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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! 4y
MisterWhitaker @ohyeahthatgirl I wish I hadn't heard it, but this book def overcame that 4y
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
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So ready for this flick!!! Looking forward to premier night!! #BlackPanther #BlackPantherSoLit

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Those are awesome! 4y
MisterWhitaker @Riveted_Reader_Melissa they are my favorite thing! 4y
WhatDeeReads Those are amazing and adorable. I have my tickets for Friday. 4y
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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! 4y
MisterWhitaker @BookaholicNatty you should! I'm enjoying this second listen! It's so satisfying. 4y
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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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