Booktalks for East Side Middle School

Big thanks to Ms. Hird for inviting me to talk to her seventh graders. I learned all kinds of stuff from you guys! Here’s a list of the titles that I talked about:

Click Here (to Find Out How I Survived the Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Swallowing Stones by Joyce Macdonald

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Thanks again–and to Garrett: there are worse things than ripping your pants, but I’m hard-pressed to find them. You win the prize!

The 2007 Printz Award Winners!

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.This is selected annually by an award committee; up to four honor books may be chosen as well. This year, the committee chose a graphic novel as the winner! And wouldn’t you know, the Library has several copies of it: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. The honor books, also in our Library, are:

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; volume 1: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (last year’s winner)

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (second year for this author!)

Happy reading!

This year, I resolve…

…to try and stick with my resolutions! It’s January 8th…how many of you are sticking to the plans you made on January 1st? Havene’t made any? Need some ideas? Go online and get some inspiration! If that’s not enough, come on down to the library and check out our New Year’s display in the Teen Room!