It was time. I needed a change. I had to switch from one #bookstack to the other #bookstack. (I know, they don't look any different with just this text, but trust me, there are two different piles.)
So, from the other #bookstack I picked up:
|Guys Read: The Sports Pages|
He assured me of this when I met him...
This volume is illustrated by the awesome and very talented Dan Santat, who also assured me that I would like the book...
And I did!
With a line up like this: Dan Gutman, Tim Green, Anne Ursu, Dustin Brown, Jacqueline Woodson, Chris Crutcher, James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Gordon Korman and Chris Rylander, how could this book go wrong? The varying perspectives and diverse writing styles make for a great reading experience.
These stories are funny, poignant and inspiring and carry messages about dedication, passion, commitment and effort as well as others regarding self-reflection, understanding and growth.
I cannot wait to hear my students' perspective on these and other stories:
|Max Swings for the Fences by Anne Ursu|
|The Distance by Jacqueline Woodson|
|I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter by Chris Rylander|
Guys Read: The Sports Pages** is another book that I can't wait to hand to student in September...well, maybe not my signed copy!
**Don't be fooled by the title, this book is not just for sports enthusiasts, it will appeal to a broader audience and there are plenty of good life lessons, like those I mentioned above.