Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 27, 2008

Book Club!!

Filed under: Book Clubs--O'Donnell-Allen — sunyprof @ 8:42 pm

Book club is at the heart of our 619 practice and I would argue should be in the forefront of your own practice no matter what grade level you teach.

What are you reading (ah–Chris Crutcher!! Whatddya know?!) for book club this week? Please share.

Tonight I was asked by two ELA teachers, one middle, one high, to write out — on the spot — a list of 10 books to buy for YA’s. We were supposed to be paying attention elsewhere, but oh well. These are pretty hip teachers so their classrooms are full of YA authors. But immediately I thought of you–and what you were reading for book club week to week.

So what should have been on my list. Remember these are folks who wanted “newer” titles. KES

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1 Comment »

  1. I think being in this scenario would be very difficult because I wouldn’t be able to choose just ten titles. Of the most recent I have read, here are the top three that I would absolutely include. But aside from these, there is no way to include all of the wonderful books I would and could suggest.

    1. The True Diary of a Part Time Indian
    2. Tyrell
    3. Tamar

    Aside from these, I would probably recommend something from Spinelli, Laurie Halse Anderson, Libba Bray, and I haven’t read Stephanie Myers Twight series yet or anything by Scott Westerfield, but I have a feeling I would include these authors as well. This is a tough question that is really forcing me to think!

    -Mandy

    Comment by mandygrl101 — February 27, 2008 @ 9:43 pm


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