My afternoon classes approached our author research project a little differently. They chose the book first. Groups read the same book and discussed it. Quite a few students read more books by the same author once they finished the first one. (Yes, my evil plan for reading to take over the world is working.) Since [...]
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Now that I’ve graded all your research papers, I can say that I enjoyed reading them and learned some things about the authors you researched. If you’re looking for another good book to read or author to explore, here are some you won’t want to miss! Laurie Halse Anderson Dakota E Justine F Kaitlin D [...]
One of the most exciting things I’ve done with my classes this year is to invite wonderful YA authors to visit. Thanks to the technology of Skype, authors are as close as my computer. Today, second period visited with Sarah Darer Littman. Many of them have read (or are on a waiting list to read) [...]
Banned Books Week may have come and gone, but censorhip never really goes away. Here’s a video from Penguin Books in which authors–some of my favorites and some of yours, too–speak out against the censorship they have experienced. Which books by these authors have you read? What would you say to speak out against censorship?
Writers are coming to a bookstore near you! Well, sort of near you–Fishers, IN, Fort Thomas, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. That’s about as close as they come to us, so take advantage of the opportunity. Four YA authors will be on tour together with Girls Taking Over the World–meeting readers, answering questions, and signing books. [...]