Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Got books?
With winter break quickly approaching, you may have some readers on your gift list, or maybe you’re just looking forward to reading a good book during the time off. So this week I’m including a number of reading sources.

This first link is the transcript of a lecture given by Neil Gaiman – author of numerous graphic novels, and award winning books including The Graveyard Book, Coraline and Anansi Boys. It’s truly inspiring. OK, I may be biased about the library part.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Next are a couple websites that may give you some ideas about “what to read next”. Or as the second source put it, “…I just want to know what my niece is talking about…”

What should I read next? – enter the name of a book or author to figure out “what to

read next”


So you’d like to read a YA novel… -
 click on the text options to find out your next YA book (I heard about this chart from a few people)

And for those of you who find it difficult to keep track of all the YA series out there, the following website is an extensive resource that is easy to use

Juvenile Series and Sequels

I recently came across the following blog and will definitely be referencing it in the future for book purchases – a teen blogger who reviews “…books about people of color (poc)”

Reading in Color – this link is for the booklist page

In case you’re not sure if our students are reading, check out this interactive article based on a report from the Pew Research Center

Interactive Chart: American Teenagers Read More Books

The book list resources can also be found on the RHS Media Center website. 

Thank you for all you do to inspire our students to read!

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