YA Lit 101: Reading Selections

The response to our course has been excellent, and we are thrilled to work with all of you this summer.  Soon we will post the specifics about where these discussions will take place and at what time.  Feel free to start choosing which books you’d like to read for each discussion.  These are some great titles!

Here are the final book selections for each genre…

Graphic Novels:
*This conversation begins Thursday, July 18th, 2013

GN Totals

Verse Novels:
*This conversation begins Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Verse Novels Totals

Contemporary YA:
*This conversation begins Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Contemporary Totals

Historical Fiction Totals:
*This conversation begins Thursday, August 8th, 2013

HF Totals

Dystopian/Sci-Fi Totals:*This discussion begins Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Dystopian and Sci-Fi Totals

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13 Responses to YA Lit 101: Reading Selections

  1. Ciara_H says:

    Yay! Ask the Passengers, the 5th Wave and Code Name Verity are already on my TBR list so this works out great. 🙂 Really looking forward to it.

  2. Terry says:

    Oooo! I *LOVE* The Arrival–one of my favorite books (Shaun Tan is one of my favorite authors). And I have…feelings…about Sold and teaching with it, so I can’t wait to hear what other people have to say. Woo hoo!

  3. bjneary says:

    Such great choices!!! I can’t wait to participate and discuss these awesome titles.

  4. Tammy says:

    Can anyone be part of this? I am teaching 8th grade English next year and think I would benefit from the discussion.

  5. BL says:

    Can I read any of the final selections of books? Or is there a specific one I should be reading for each genre?

    • For each genre you can read all of them or only one of them, it’s up to you. If you aren’t as interested in a specific genre, I guess you could skip reading a book for that one, but I encourage you to stretch beyond your reading comfort zone 🙂 Does that answer your question? If not, please let us know so we can clarify!

      • BL says:

        Yes! I am trying to “stretch beyond” my reading comfort zone, just like I’d ask my students to do! Do I need to “register”?

      • I’m happy to hear that! It’s tough, but it’s worth it 🙂

        You don’t need to “register.” Just keep an eye on the blog on the day of the genre conversation. This week we’ll have a three posts on Thursday (a post for each graphic novel). The posts will be set up so teachers who are participating can leave comments and have discussions through the comments. Cindy and I will have a post ready soon explaining all of this better.

  6. Terry says:

    Auuuugh I just finished Chopsticks and I cannot wait to discuss it! 🙂 Looking forward to it!

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