Saturday, January 21, 2012

And So it Begins...

This semester I am taking Materials for Adolescents. It looks like I have (get) to read 16 books in 15 weeks! Given the parameters of the first reading unit, I chose the books below. 

Now I would like your feedback on them! For any of the Award Winners, if you have a better suggestion from the list, PLEASE let me know! While I have been looking for an excuse to read/listen to Will Grayson, Will Grayson for eons, I am flying blind on many of the rest. As this semester continues, I will be asking for your input for other books I need to choose.

Chinese Handcuffs - Chris Crutcher - required to read a Chris Crutcher book

The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier - Chosen for us

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson - Chosen for us

The Color of Magic (Discworld 1) - Terry Pratchett - required to read a Terry Pratchett book (Edwards Award winner)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - audiobook - John Green & David Levithan - had to pick an Odyssey Award winner from 2011

Please Ignore Vera Dietz - A.S. King - had to pick a Printz Award winner or honor book from 2011

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To - D.C. Pierson - had to pick an Alex Award winner from 2011


Jess @ The Secret DMS FIles of Fairday Morrow said...

It looks like a great list- The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett looks like a good read!

Anonymous said...

Harold812. Kingston, NY. LOVE this site. Will visit often for great recommendations!