Book chat

I mentioned in an earlier post I was reading Inside Out and Back again by Thanhha Lai. It was published in 2011 and has been in our library for a while so maybe some of you have read it already.

I really loved how the book is written – it’s written in free verse poetry and each poem is dated so it’s sort of like reading a diary. The story gave a lot of insight into how Ha feels about all the changes in her life and how she feels coming to a place where she doesn’t speak the language and sometimes feels isolated from the community. There were a range of things that happened from sad and frustrating to sweet and really funny.
The next book on my list to read is Front Desk by Kelly Yang.
This is a new book in our library, and I thought would be a great choice because May is Asian Heritage Month. This book is about Mia Tang, a ten year old Chinese American girl who helps out in the motel her immigrant parents work at. This books has received many awards, and so I’m very excited to start reading it!

Hello Oppenheimer Community!


Hello to all the students and families at Oppenheimer! I miss seeing all your faces and hearing about what books you’ve been reading.

I have been meaning to start up a library blog, and now this seems like a perfect time! I will be posting activities you can do with your family, book news and reviews and more!

Please leave a comment to let me know what you’ve been reading lately!

I recently finished an excellent graphic novel called Sheets by Brenna Thummler that I hope to add to our library collection (I borrowed it from Vancouver Public Library before they closed). The story is about 13 year old Marjorie who is in charge of her family’s laundry business, and her interactions with a friendly young ghost named Wendell who turns out not as helpful as he intends for Marjorie.

I’ve just started reading Inside Out and Back again by Thanna Lai, which is about a young Vietnamese girl moving to the United States to escape the Vietnam War. The book is written in free verse poetry and I thought this would be a good time to read this book since April is Poetry Month. Check back to see me share my thoughts on the book!