SharpSchu Book Discussion

29 Jan

If you’ve never had the privilege or opportunity to take part in a SharpSchu book discussion, than you definitely need to set aside an hour to do so. Each month Colby Sharp from Sharpread and Mr. Schu from Watch. Connect. Read. host a Twitter book discussion – 30 minutes for a chapter book title and 30 minutes for a picture book title.  Usually authors/illustrators of the books are present to comment and ask questions and it’s a great time to meet people who love children’s literature as much as you do!

I have two possible scenarios for Colby Sharp and Mr. Schu because they always seem to be posting, reading, discussing, and working too!  Plus, they have families at home, that they enjoy spending time with.  My two scenarios – (1) they don’t sleep (as in ever!) and (2) they’ve cloned themselves at least 4 times to get everything done that they do in a day.  It’s absolutely amazing and exhausts me just thinking about it!

But, back to the #SharpSchu book discussion, last night focused on CeCe Bell’s El Deafo and Lauren Castillo’s Nana in the City.  The tweets were fast and furious last night, so much so that I was having trouble keeping up, as  I was still at work, working on a project, while answering reference questions, and trying to keep an eye on the discussion.  One of my favorite questions of the night – “Booktalk El Deafo in 140 characters” a project that I might just challenge my middle schoolers to during our next meeting.

Please, take some time to hang out at the next discussion – not sure when the next one will be, but follow Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) and/or Mr. Schu (@MrSchuReads) on Twitter to find out or check #SharpSchu to see what we discussed last night!


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