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I don‘t regret buying this book and hope to read Tim Marshall‘s other titles! The chapter on China was very informative and much needed considering China‘s fast growing Economy, the Belt and Road initiative, the occupation of Xinjiang and the recently leaked documents about the Chinese Concentration Camps in East Turkistan. #prisonersofgeography

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Great book and a fun escape, although I do wish there were maps to orient me. The art was lovely though! ⚓️


Clwojick 6pt 2w
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The Glass Sentence | S. E. Grove
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I love books with maps! I blame Tolkien.

rachelm Gorgeous! Also happy Litsy anniversary! 7d
casvelyn Thanks!! 7d
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Well, I did it! Yay! Thanks so much to @Librarybelle for hosting #readingUSA2019.

My 5 star reads are shown on the picture, in no particular order.

I read;

30 hard copy, of which I already owned 12
11 Kindle, of which I already owned 2
6 borrowed from the library
3 borrowed from Libby

I *really* enjoyed this challenge, found some new authors and read some books I would not have considered before. Looking forward to #readingeurope2020!

Laughterhp Yay!! Great job! 🎉 3w
jessinikkip Congrats! I will probably not be able to finish the map but it has caused me to try out new authors and genres, a lot of which I found I liked. 3w
LapReader Congratulations. 3w
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CoverToCoverGirl That‘s awesome! Well done! Congratulations! 3w
BarbaraBB Congratulations 🎉🎊 Super good! I‘ll check your 5 star reads definitely. I have four states left 🤞 3w
Itchyfeetreader Congratulations 3w
Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 3w
Librarybelle Hooray! Congratulations! 🎊🎉 Thank you for taking part in this. Now, time to prepare for #ReadingEurope2020 ! 😉 3w
Cathythoughts Very well done 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Soubhiville Wow! Nice job, and what a fabulous idea. 3w
TrishB Well done 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
squirrelbrain @jessinikkip - that‘s been the best bit hasn‘t it - finding lots of new books to read?! 3w
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - do you have books ready for those 4? 3w
ljuliel Good for you ! 👏🏽 👏🏽 3w
squirrelbrain @Librarybelle - I‘ve been working on preparation for #ReadingEurope2020 already... 😁 3w
megnews Congratulations 👏👏👏 3w
BarbaraBB Yes I have them all lined up! 3w
squirrelbrain Great @BarbaraBB - you‘ve got this! 😁👍 3w
kspenmoll Congratulations!!!🎉🎈 2w
Hooked_on_books Wow, look at you! Nice job! 👏 2w
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻📚👍🏻 2w
Pamwurtzler Nice!! Congratulations! 2w
JazzFeathers Congratulation! You're a great inspiration for the #ReadingEirope2020 challenge. 2w
youneverarrived Brilliant 😁😁 2w
squirrelbrain Aaww thanks @jazzfeathers! I‘m already excited for the #readingeurope2020 challenge! 2w
NatalieR Congrats!!! 🎉 2w
jhod Amazing, well done! 🏆 2w
Cinfhen 🎉🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻 1w
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Loved this one!! Full of fascinating stories from around the world and excellent maps and images. I only wish the pictures weren‘t all in black and white — some of the subjects really needed color. But I guess that‘s what the internet‘s for! 🗺


Clwojick 6 pt. 3w
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I‘ve really been enjoying #ReadingUSA2019 and have just signed up for #ReadingEurope2020, hosted by the fabulous @Librarybelle and @BarbaraBB ! Head on over the Librarybelle‘s post for the sign up link if you‘re interested in joining in. It‘s a fun, no-pressure challenge.

Librarybelle Thank you for sharing! 4w
ljuliel I wish you guys a lot of success and fun on your journey. It sounds like fun, but I think I‘m slowly learning in here what to sign up for. I only wish I had the fortitude to stick with a year long challenge like this. I got partway through last year‘s USA, then fizzled out. I‘ll be eagerly watching to see where all you go and what books you choose. I‘ll be the World‘s Oldest Cheerleader 📣 for you. 4w
Copwithabook I second @ljuliel can‘t wait to see where your reading takes you 4w
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Hooked_on_books @ljuliel I totally get it. There are things I definitely don‘t sign up for but I‘m glad there‘s a little something that works for everyone here. I have 5 states to go still but expect to finish the challenge. For Europe, I don‘t know that finishing will happen, but as long as I‘m having fun, that‘s the main thing. 4w
BarbaraBB I‘m happy we can share suggestions again next year. Reading the US has been such fun! 💕 4w
ljuliel @Hooked_on_books Right, I‘m glad there are different types of reading events that fit everyone‘s needs. I wish I could do these types and complete them, but I guess if we compared reading to track and field, I‘d be the short sprint sort of runner ( if I could RUN 🏃‍♀️). It‘s fun watching others do this to fill out your maps. Do you guys have a set number of countries you‘re aiming for, or just as many as you want ? 4w
Hooked_on_books @ljuliel I think it‘s like the States—you do what you want for the challenge. There are 46 countries, some of which I did not know are technically in Europe, like Kazakhstan. I‘ve learned something already! 4w
ljuliel It should be fun searching for books from so many places. Looking forward to seeing what all you guys find ! Should be a colorful year. Are you doing the maps ? 4w
Hooked_on_books @ljuliel I have a dry-erase world map in my library now, stuck to the door. The states challenge made me curious to have a visual of where my books are set. So I‘m going to wipe it clean for the new year and color in the countries as I go, while tracking reading in other places, too. 4w
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“One Nevadan ranch-owner accidentally created a geyser in Washoe County, near the Black Rock Desert. ... As it happens the water that flows is extremely rich in minerals. Over the decades, the deposits have built up, much in the way that stalagmites do, to leave a curious array of brightly coloured mounds and otherworldly algae-filled pools.”

And it‘s still there.

#til #nfnov

Clwojick 4 pt. 1mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s fascinating! 1mo
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How I Learned Geography | Uri Shulevitz
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(Author/Illust: Uri Shulevitz)

This MF is about how a young boy uses the power of his imagination to cope with his hunger and misery as he explores new and exotic places all around the world. The images are based on the author‘s own childhood memories of living in poverty as a refugee during World War II. This would be great as a RA so you could showcase all of the detailed art depicting different scenery as well.

Caldecott Honor

kgarzon https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/HowILearnedGeography-A... This teacher‘s guide is a great resource for connecting the story to geography, maps, and real places in other countries, as well a lesson in characterization.

EL Strategy 8: Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it.

UDL Principle 3.3: Guide information processing and visualization.
DrSpalding You now have two of his books! This could be an author study in the making! I like how you are thinking about social studies content and the use of high-quality children‘s literature. 1w
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It won't stop gushing about the so-called "Age of Exploration" and which white guy "discovered" (my scare quotes, decidedly not the author's) this or that already-inhabited landmass. "Unknown" this, "uncharted" that. I didn't want this much imperialist propaganda with my silly conspiracy story, fuck you very much.

batsy Oh damn. I was looking forward to this. 1mo
Bertha_Mason @batsy I'm sorry :( 1mo
batsy No, it's OK! I may or may not still read it but it's good to be prepared for the #casualimperialism 1mo
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The Map Thief: A Novel | Heather Terrell
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I really wanted to like this- and Ma Zhi's storyline was pretty interesting- but it just fell short over and over. I was disappointed.