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23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List
Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years. In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. And if you're really paranoid about fellow beachgoers judging your teen-title, there's always the anonymity of a cover-less ereader. Award Winners It's not really judging a book by it's cover if you judge it by the impressively shiny seals adorning its cover. 1. This is the story of "Shorty"-a 15-year-old boy trapped in a collapsed hospital during the earthquake in Haiti. 2. Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. 3. 4. Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. 5. The Movies 6. 7. 8. 9. The Crossovers 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Related:  kathleenjwardLibros

Top 12 Young Adult Books for Reluctant Readers Based on the last school year, I've compiled my list of the best read, most asked for, and favorite books from my class library. All 12 of these titles are young adult fiction, and all of my copies of these books are coming apart at the seams..literally! The list includes books aimed for both guys and girls. This list is (most importantly) not up to me–all of these books were checked out most of the year because my students LOVE them…some would definitely not make my top 12 list! I put them in reverse order and linked the titles to a summary of the book…so, drum roll please: #12 Pop by Gordon Korman These classroom games... Use these teaching strategies to ensure feedback is maximized in your classroom. Here are a few classroom activities that will help students develop habits that... Use these teaching strategies to stress the importance of comparing and... A fictional book aimed at sports-playing boys, Pop is so good even my reluctant readers like it! #11 Boost by Kathy Mackel Wow!

10 Most Disturbing Books of All Time (Plus Bonuses!) My boyfriend is watching The Wire , and the poor guy just finished Season 4. For those who have seen it, Season 4 ends in a cataclysmic doom-and-gloom explosion of life kicking the crap out of all the characters we’ve spent 4 seasons growing to care about. I kept getting text messages from him last night: “I hate this show now.” “They just killed so-and-so.” Then this morning I came across this post from about the 10 Most Disturbing Books of all time. 10. Blindness is a book with a truly horrifying scenario at it’s heart: what if everyone in the world were to lose their sight to disease in a short period of time? 9. Anti drug crusaders should stop airing goofy commercials that nobody takes seriously and start pushing to have Requiem For A Dream made required reading for every high schooler in the country. 8. Naked Lunch is another ode to drug addiction. 7. 6. 5. American Psycho really leaves you wondering a little bit about Bret Easton Ellis’ sanity. 4. 3. 2. 1. So!

J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript - The Leaky Cauldron Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Posted by: Melissa July 30, 2007, 01:09 PM J.K. Rowling has just answered a whole onslaught of post-DH question in a Web chat on Transcript coming: J.K. Leaky Cauldron: What, if anything, did the wizarding world learn, and how did society change, as a direct result of the war with voldemort? J.K. J.K. Ryan Love: From your fans at thesnitch.Co.Uk. J.K. J.K. J.K. Elisabeth: In the chapter of kings cross, are they behind the veil or in some world between the real world and the veil? J.K. Renee: From reading about the original owners of the deathly hallows, the peverell brothers, i’m wondering if harry and voldermort are distantly related voldermorts grandfather ended up with the resurrection stone ring? J.K. J.K. Fomy: What did you feel when you finally wrote the kiss, awaited so much by the fans, of ron and hermione J.K. J.K. Angela Morrissey: Why is it that albus dumbledore can see harry under his invisibility cloak at certain moments? J.K.

25 Important Books of Poetry of the 00s, by Brian Foley [In continuing from my Important Books of the 00s list, which mostly intentionally swerved poetry in manner of context, the excellent and esteemable Brian Foley of Brave Men Press, Sir!, and many other objects has kindly and genuinely sent over his list of poetry-only 00s, which I am extremely stoked about. Enjoy! -- BB] At the beginning of this decade, I would not have thought I would have anything to say about poetry by its end. I was a bloated necktie who combed his hair. There is no universal to this list. Michael Palmer – The Promise of Glass – (New Directions, 2001) An ontological vision quest where the language that takes you there is a choking poison but a also a cure. Zachary Schomburg – The Man Suit – (Black Ocean, 2007) A book of transformations. Elaine Equi – Ripple Effect: New and Seleted (Coffee House Press, 2007) Urban alchemy steeped in wit to make it swallowable. Daniil Kharms (translated by Matvei Yankelevich) – Today I Wrote Nothing – (Overlook, 2007) C.D.

EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection - The Publisher | Librarian Connection Feminist Young Adult Novels That You Must Read One of the best things about having nieces is the chance to buy books for them, be it something like Anne of Green Gables or the collected works of E. Lockhart, who writes with a distinctly feminist viewpoint in the young adult genre. There’s something thrilling about reading books when you’re young and looking for how to be in the world; here are 15 feminist-leaning books that could inspire girls — and grown women — to take over the world. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart Frankie Landau-Banks, a sophomore at a fancy-pants prep school, takes on the patriarchy and her boyfriend’s male-only secret society in this brilliant book, filled with feminism, pranks, and jokes.

5 Mind-Blowing Books That Are Worth The Struggle To Read Books are obstacle courses for the mind. By confronting us with paradigm shifting ideas they challenge us to stretch our capacity for understanding. And when we succeed, they will open up a world which we couldn’t see before. And then, in this unfamiliar world, we find ourselves having new thoughts and breaking new rules, using new magic and exploring new possibilities. And finally we must come to the conclusion, when we absorb ideas too big for our former selves, we change and we grow and burst like a butterfly out of our old shells that don’t serve us no more. You Must Change Your Life – Peter Sloterdijk In this dazzling display of historic inquiry Sloterdijk delves deep into our human tendency to experience ‘vertical tension’ – the call to outgrow oneself and leave behind our old deficient selves. Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere – Richard M. Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self – André van der Braak Discover the fallacies of the ego!

27 Amazing Graphic Novels For Readers New To The Genre So, you want to try comics, but are turned off by the history? You don’t want to memorize 60 years of X-Men characters, or why there have been four different versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes? Luckily, there are a ton of absolutely amazing graphic novels out there, that require no outside knowledge, just an open mind. Here are 27 graphic novels, perfect for someone new to the medium, presented in no particular order. Akiko Akiko is a scifi twist on the classic “Little Nemo” story, and is about the titular girl who gets whisked away to another planet to help its prince. Promethea Lets just get this out of the way. Whiteout A great comic ruined by a shitty adaptation. 100% by Paul Pope Paul Pope is both author and artist in almost everything he’s involved with, and takes his sweet, sweet time doing it. Bone Bone starts with what should be a cutesy kid’s story, about three funny looking cousins who find themselves in a farming village, and quickly morphs into a fantasy epic. Blankets Fables