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