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Mrs_Black

Mrs_Black

Joined November 2017

8th grade language arts teacher. ❤️ 🐈 📚 🎮 📺
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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How the Brain Learns by David A. Sousa
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The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Haven‘t been on in a while, but had to come celebrate this arriving today!

RaimeyGallant Sweet! 7mo
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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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So hanging out in the lobby while my husband has appointments isn‘t great, but I did get to read this entire book today. It was fun and I liked the characters. Nice to see bi representation.

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Teachers Rock! | Todd Parr
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I opened my package from @Johanna414 to find so many goodies it was hard to get them in the picture. The mouse pad says, “I need a day between Saturday and Sunday” which is so true. Tons of stationary and notes, I love it! Gorgeous washi and bookmarks too. The lotion is eucalyptus and tea and smells divine. I can‘t wait to read the books and add them to my classroom shelves. Thanks so much! @hermyknee

hermyknee WEEKENDS SHOULD ALWAYS BE THREE DAYS! 12mo
Johanna414 I‘m so glad you like them! 12mo
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Teachers Rock! | Todd Parr
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Sending out my swap! @hermyknee @AndreaReads #tcps

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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices | Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
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Finally diving into this. It is one of the books I purchased when the district gave me money to add to my classroom library. #notyourprincess may be next.

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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Got a late start on the #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon because we were out of town visiting family and friends, but was able to get a start listening to this on the way home. It‘s been on my tbr forever! Enjoying it so far.

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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Made a stop by Half Price Books when I went to Des Moines!

staci.reads Love that place ❤ 13mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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He thinks he is going to be able to use this as a pillow. Sorry to tell you, Little Bat, I‘m going to need that.

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“How can you really tell the story of a culture when you don‘t include all the voices within the culture? Otherwise it‘s just the story and history of power.”- Guerrilla girl known as “Frida Kahlo.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Trying to decide if I can count this toward the #readharder2018 challenge of a book from BRICS- there are stories of women from each of the countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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This is the first time I‘ve looked under the dust jacket 😍😍😍

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American Heart | Laura Moriarty
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Book haul. Maybe I can apply the self-discipline from No Excuses to not buying any more books for a while.

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Current reads. Listening/reading Heartless.

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Starting my third book of vacation.

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I have a reading buddy on the dock.

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An Edgar Allen Poe mug, Alexander, and a morning breeze

MarriedtoMrT Looks lovely! 14mo
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“The tendency to see the founding fathers as infallible statesmen and sages who capably delivered up a nation to flourish for hundreds of years obscured the fact that, in many ways, they were white-knuckling it through completely uncharted waters.”

Mrs_Black Whoops. This was a quote not a blurb. whoops. 14mo
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Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson
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My entry for the #yawednesday giveaway! I read the #first5 chapters, and can‘t wait to read more. @TheFunkyBookworm

TheFunkyBookworm Yes I‘ve heard a lot of buzz about this one!!! Thanks for participating- Good Luck! 🍀💜 14mo
Mrs_Black I have had Allegedly on my tbr for a long time too. They both pique my interest. 14mo
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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children | Kirstin Cronn-Mills
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My new read for the lake.

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The Bird and the Blade | Megan Bannen
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My first page habit box. I‘m excited!
#mypagehabit

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Loved the first one. I learned about people I hadn‘t heard of, cried, and laughed. Can‘t wait to read this one. #yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 14mo
TheFunkyBookworm Love this! My kids were complaining this year that we always talk about the same people to celebrate black history- this is perfect!!! 14mo
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Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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Starting this today in the sunshine.

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Maybe he wants me to read it to him.

Anitareads 😻😻 1y
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“For in the end, it is only the story that matters.”

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Final Six | Alexandra Monir
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Ignore the wedding stuff being torn down, but check out my reading spot for the morning! #NotInIowaAnymore

staci.reads Wow! Where are you? 1y
Mrs_Black Pigeon Forge area. Near Knoxville. My friend‘s daughter got married there. 1y
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For Every One | Jason Reynolds
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I hadn‘t heard of this, but I love Jason Reynolds. I think this will make a good graduation gift.

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Some lake day reading.

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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This bookmark is too cute. It‘s distracting me from reading. I love its collar.

CarolynM Gorgeous! 1y
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Next shipment of birthday books. Possibly the last... I don‘t remember what I got 😬

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The Final Six | Alexandra Monir
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The first shipment from my birthday #bookhaul has arrived.

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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So... yep, just read the #first5 this morning and had to buy it. I had to go into the mall to get something for my husband, so this was my reward for doing that good deed.

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Reading my #firstfive of Dread Nation finally. I think I‘m going to end up picking this one up. The cover always reminds me of Zoe from Firefly (maybe it‘s the coat?), and after the first chapter, the character does a bit too. Smart, strong, and funny.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Currently reading.

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I‘m trying to read, but he put himself between me and my book.

wanderinglynn ❤️🐱 So cute! 1y
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Sad sentiment before bed.

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4.5. I was a little unsure at times if this would be a 4 or a 5. The way the plot works out pushed it up for me. I love the imagery in this book and the conflicts the characters face within themselves. Now... when does the next one come out?

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New book!

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Made them fit! One pile to go to school and one to donate left me with a little room to grow. Which is good because on my nightstand are about 10 more on my tbr.

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Reorganizing and moving my bookshelf. Why is it so hard to get rid of books?

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Day 2 of appointments, and I came prepared. Now if I only had the audiobook for the drive home.

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Sitting in the doctor‘s waiting room, and I left my book in the hotel 😭 This is why I love reading on my phone. Oh well, gives me some time to browse Litsy!

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MLA Handbook | The Modern Language Association of America
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Books that wouldn‘t fit on my shelf and I don‘t read much... but couldn‘t get rid of yet. A lot are from college. I need to fix the one that is being bent, but otherwise they were in rough shape to start with and aren‘t being too abused. Now I‘ll have to find little books to fit in on top.

Ddzmini There‘s a little space at the top 😝📖📚📚 1y
Mrs_Black @Ddzmini I know! It curves back, so nothing will really fit. I‘m going to have to get creative. 1y
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“He wants to believe that playing by the monarchy‘s rules will keep us safe, but nothing can protect us when those rules are rooted in hate.”

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Excited to start this. I‘ve heard good things.

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I am looking for some recommendations for good picture books for 8th graders. Any ideas? #recommend #picturebook

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PictureandBook Sorry. Couldn‘t figure out how to do it in one comment. Those are four that I have used with my middle school kids. I also have used Mirror with middle school and high school kids. 1y
Mrs_Black @PictureandBook thank you!! 1y
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I‘ve heard good things about this, but couldn‘t get past the cover. I am enjoying it so far, and using if for my #readharder2018 challenge for a cover you hate.

Tamra I know what you mean! I still haven‘t read it. I started the audio, but didn‘t get hooked in. 1y
Christine11 Love these books! I hope you enjoy 😊 1y
CarolynM That cover would have put me off too. The edition I have is much nicer. It's an interesting read 1y
staci.reads That IS an awful cover. 1y
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And on to the next volume. With a kitty trying to get in the way.

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Locke & Key 2: Master Edition | Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
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After Code Name Verity, I decided I needed a fun read... which these really aren‘t at all, but they‘re good.

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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I loved it. It was a bit predictable, but the voice of the narrators were great. Loved the characters from the start, and appreciated the afterword that talked about what was and wasn‘t historically accurate, along with resources.