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Category Archive for 'YA Literature'

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad My rating: 4 of 5 stars Okay I freaking loved the book….until the very end. The suspense built naturally, and by the end of the book my family said I was lip reading during a wild football game here at the house (which was crazy I might […]

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Our current USC-SLIS intern led a booktalk yesterday for one of our Honors English classes. They are setting up mini book clubs within the class, and each book club has to choose one of the dystopian books from the presented set. I am super impressed with the Prezi despite that I myself don’t enjoy them. […]

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Here’s another great idea for a library display that goes along with March…or rather March Madness.  I swiped it from a librarian friend of mine, Susan R. Meyers who works in a neighboring district high school. Of course she credits her intern for the concept.  So go on over and read and see their set […]

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TEN!!

Today live from Seattle, WA where the American Library Association‘s Midwinter conference was coming to a close today, a live webcast of the ALA Youth Media Awards was broadcast for anyone who wanted to tune in. EXCITING! This was the part of the conference that announces all the annual youth book awards (and assorted other […]

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Our USC School of Library and Information Science school library intern Lori Willis-Richards created this awesome book display in our Dorman library during November. We are going to sponsor a contest in which our students must guess the books. http://www.flickr.com//photos/c_nelson/sets/72157632042431512/show/ Want a taste? I don’t have all the pics, and we know we need to fix one, but […]

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This has been a reoccurring question lately in the library, and there is no shortage of dystopian novels to read. After reading other library related blogs suggesting titles, and factoring recent ones I had read too, I decided to create a display for our students that could help them select another read as enjoyable as […]

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Not sure what to call this collaborative idea one of my AP teachers and I are cooking up. The AP Lit class read George Orwell’s 1984, and among the novel activities done by the class, one was to create a visual representing a theme or themes from the novel.  I heard some serious bellyaching from […]

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Spring Break 2012 Reading

Ha!!  I bet there are some out there that think I only surf the ‘net during my free time!  Just to dispel that, I thought I’d post my books brought home to read during spring break.  Since my spring break was a stay-cation, I filled a lot of time with actual reading!! So, here are my thoughts […]

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