A Little Like Waking
When Zelda meets Langston, the two embark on a fantastical journey through a dream world, along with her talking cat, Patches. In this world, they must navigate a chaotic journey, not realizing whose dream they are in. This story about love, loss, and facing your fears is full of surrealism and suspense, and the book uses images to enhance the tale and provide context for readers. In a secondary classroom, it lends itself well to independent reading, and its engaging visuals may particularly appeal to students with various reading abilities. Teachers may choose the book for literature circles or as a read-aloud, inviting critical and creative thinking opportunities during discussions about what is going on in the story.