Check out these recommended reads!
Ms. Stephens is currently reading:
Pet - Akwaeke Emezi
This is a fantasy with many different elements subtly weaved in about gender and culture. The main character's mom is a painter and one of her paintings becomes alive to help hunt a monster. Very interesting and unique book - unlike anything I have ever read. Some very cool elements that students may enjoy.
Ms. Stephens just finished reading:
Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All - Laura Ruby
Really good historical fiction about a girl and her sister who are living in an orphanage in the US during WWII. Weaves in many interesting historical aspects as well as a complex family storyline and a heroine to root for. In addition to all that, a very cool aspect of the story is that the narrator is a ghost. Really well done book.