Monthly Archives: August 2014

Guest Review: Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Title: Story of a Girl Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: January 10, 2007 Reviewer: Kevin English Summary (From Goodreads): When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend—Deanna Lambert’s … Continue reading

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Guest Review: Inexcusable by Chris Lynch

Title: Inexcusable Author: Chris Lynch Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster Release Date: May 8, 2007 Source: checked out from public library Reviewer: Gregory Taylor Summary (from Goodreads): Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He … Continue reading

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Guest Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Title: Not That Kind of Girl Author: Siobhan Vivian Publisher: Push (Scholastic) Release Date: September 1, 2010 Reviewer: Kim McCollum-Clark Summary (From Goodreads): Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect … Continue reading

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Gender Relations: Teaching Resources

Sarah and I spent some time brainstorming a list of articles and media to share with you relating to the theme of gender relations. It’s a pretty varied list because we have been pondering this topic (and talking about it) … Continue reading

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Guest Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian

Title: The List Author: Siobhan Vivian Publisher: Push (Scholastic) Release Date: April 1st, 2012 Reviewer: Cathy Blackler Summary (From Goodreads):   An intense look at the rules of high school attraction — and the price that’s paid for them. It … Continue reading

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Gender Relations: Supplemental Texts

Our first theme for YA Lit 101 version 2.0 is gender relations. Our first shared text is This One Summer and hopefully you’re either currently reading it or planning on reading it in time for our group discussion because we … Continue reading

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