If you saw last week’s Friday Five, you know that I’m currently reading an advance copy of “Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus” by Dusti Bowling.
This book, scheduled to be published in September, is the sequel to one of my TOP picks for middle school last year: "Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus."
I adore Aven, and highlighted the first book in my #yalit seminars all year long last year. In addition to being inspiring, with lots of discussion potential, it is also a humorous and utterly charming read. There are MANY ways that you could use the book in your school, library, or classroom with students in grades 5-8.
I know that I should have finished this book in one sitting, but I just want to savor the experience as long as possible...so I’m only reading it a chapter at a time. Stay tuned for my final reactions!
What are you reading this week?