Se ha denunciado esta presentación.
Utilizamos tu perfil de LinkedIn y tus datos de actividad para personalizar los anuncios y mostrarte publicidad más relevante. Puedes cambiar tus preferencias de publicidad en cualquier momento.

New and noteworthy in ya and professional books (Jan. 2015)

  • Inicia sesión para ver los comentarios

New and noteworthy in ya and professional books (Jan. 2015)

  1. 1. New and Noteworthy Titles in YA and Teacher Books... Ellen Daniel and Jen Walsh January, 2015
  2. 2. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson ● Big contender for the Newbery, 2015 ● Novel told in verse ● Woodson’s memoir about growing up and how she earned her strength through the racism she experienced personally.
  3. 3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart On a number of “best” lists for 2014, We Were Liars examines the after- math of tragedy in a wealthy WASP family through their summers where denial, jealously, and drinking muddle the voices and the thinking of everyone involved. ~ Loved the ending - caught me by surprise
  4. 4. Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary American Voices, Edited by: Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale ● Series of vignettes told from Native American perspective- “living in America” ● Very visual, almost like GN ● Deserves more than one reading
  5. 5. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer Set in a New England boarding school for “fragile” teens, Meg Wolitzer’s (The Interestings) latest novel for younger readers draws a bit on the story of Slyvia Plath, the power of journal writing and the healing magic of words.
  6. 6. Greenglass House by Kate Milford ● Mystery set in a quaint bed and breakfast which is a frequent resting place of smugglers ● Main character, Milo, is Chinese and adopted ● Meets up with Meddy, who helps him try to figure out a mystery ● One of the most wonderful cast of characters and surprising endings I’ve come across in a long time. Didn’t see any of it coming. ● Masterful plot creation
  7. 7. Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson Anderson’s latest examines the price of PTSD to the families of those who suffer. This novel sensitively explores the effects on a young woman whose father served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and struggles to deal with her father’s increasing instability.
  8. 8. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll ● Graphic Novel ● Incredible art! ● Thoroughly spooky (similar to Anya’s Ghost but bloodier)
  9. 9. Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Not a YA book, but a book for those who love books and bookstores and the quirky people who are sometimes more comfortable with fictional worlds than real ones. Highly recommended by Linda Prieskorn, Jeri McDonald and Ellen. :-)
  10. 10. Pointe by Brandy Colbert ● Theo is an elite ballet dancer recovering from anorexia ● Donovan returns from four years of captivity ● All lives begin to intertwine as she relives her relationship with Donovan’s abductor ● For mature students
  11. 11. Searching for Sarah Rector by Tonya Bolden ● Little known story of a young girl who owned land worth millions ● Also about the white people who tried to bilk her and her family out of that money
  12. 12. Winger by Andrew Smith ● Rugby ● 14 year old in high school ● housed in “trouble maker dorm” ● Ryan Dean is described in Booklist as “a slightly pervy but likable teen” ● includes charts, diagrams and clever comics ● deals with growing up, insecurity, young love, homosexuality
  13. 13. In case you missed it…. ● Best Book Boyfriend of 2014-Park ● If you like 80’s music…. :) ● Movie emerging later this year…..
  14. 14. On Jen’s TBR list I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (The Sky Is Everywhere) Gabi A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King Nest by Esther Ehrlich Rain, Reign by Ann Martin Fish In A Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt (One for the Murphys)
  15. 15. On Ellen’s TBR list
  16. 16. Professional Titles
  17. 17. Generation Bullied 2.0: Prevention and intervention Strategies for Our Most Vulnerable by bj miller & ● Deals with bullies on different levels: -Size discrimination -LGBT -Multiculturalism “Under The Radar” column will feature comprehensive, annotated book lists for each area. Upcoming in 2015
  18. 18. Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller ● From the Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller ● Help encourage students to read
  19. 19. Falling In Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts ● Really interesting ways to get kids to think more deeply about what they’re reading.
  20. 20. 59 Reasons to Write by Kate Messner (and Co.) ● Published on Jan. 28th (Wednesday!) ● Lots of input from real teachers who participate in Teachers Write! during the summer (July/August)
  21. 21. Book Love - Developing Depth, Stamina and Passion in Adolescent Readers by Penny Kittle (2013) Not “new” exactly but an examination of just why kids don’t read and what teachers can do about it. Spectacular keynote presenter at MCTE.
  22. 22. Minds Made for Stories “Minds Made for Stories is a needed corrective to the narrow and compartmentalized approaches often imposed on schools—approaches which are at odds with the way writing really works outside school walls.” http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04695.aspx

×