Wednesday, February 24, 2016

AICL's Recommended/Not Recommended Reads in 2015

This is a list of books I read in 2015, sorted into categories of Recommended (total of 16), and Not Recommended (47 in all). As you see, it is not a list of books that came out in 2015. Grand total: 60 (and counting). There is one writer on the recommended list who is not Native (Daniel José Older) and one on the Not Recommended list who is Native (Tara White). Links go to my review on AICL, and some of the links go to my article at School Library Journal

This is not a comprehensive list. There are books that I bought or received but wasn't able to read or finish writing up. One example is Ann Martin's Claudia and the First Thanksgiving. That's a book in the Babysitters Club series. It was one that will end up with a Recommended tag when I write it up. 


Not Recommended

Here's my Recommended/Not Recommended List for 2014. Last year, there were 26 books on the Recommended list, and 35 on the Not Recommended list. Grand total then: 61.


Alysa Stewart said...

Oh my goodness! I was just thinking about this! I was just today thinking, "I wonder what books Debbie Reese would recommend and dis-recommend. I've got to pick her brain." TA DA! Fantastic. Thank you so much for this.

Ann Bennett said...

So much to read, so little time. I purchased several of Tim Tingle's books and they are great. I know these are all children's books. But, I love so many. I taught science and math but never complained if they assigned me a reading class.