Finished This Week


What Am I Reading?


I got the library to order this one and they finally got it in.  You know when you have been anticipating a book for a long time and suddenly you have it but you don’t actually want to start it because you don’t want to finish it?  I’m there with this one.  I have read the absolutely amazing prologue though which is everything I’ve ever wanted in a recap.  Of course it was Nnedi Okorafor who wrote the prologue of my dreams.


What Am I Listening To?


The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.

Yep, still.  Almost done!