Friday, April 30, 2010
When You Reach Me
Fairfield, Iowa, and it's all because of a book that recently came into my life. This year's Newbery Award winning book, When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, touched me so deeply. I couldn't wait to share it with my students. For the past 3 nights, I've received reports of kids getting in trouble for reading too late, staying up way past their bedtimes, and LOVING this book. It's a quick, engaging read with little complex pieces that all come together in the end. I probably would have never even picked this book up had it not been for the gold Newbery seal on its cover. The title wouldn't have grabbed me either. But, I'm telling you, this book is a gem... an insomnia-inducing precious little gem!