Another day, another YA book for next year‘s planning. Now onto the sequel.
(This series is a little dark for my taste, but... I definitely can see why my students enjoy it.)
It took me more than a month to read this, but that was my problem. Once I had a chance to devote more than 10 minutes to reading, the pages just flew by. This book should be in everyone's hand. This should have been a Netflix series. Not that POS 13 Reasons Why.
I miss Litsy. I've been reading the tagged book for over a month (I love it.) I'm still in a reading slump and this school year is kicking my butt. I love my job. Don't get me wrong. There's just not enough time in the day (and I admit it, I'm too hooked on TV right now.)
This line for Sharon Draper is the culmination of all the little boys and girls that have wanted to talk to me about her books. Well warranted, and so cool to see all the love for a deserving writer. #ncte17 #itsLITerature #teachersoflitsy
This realistic fiction Corretta Scott King award winning book is another book the is perfect for literature circles in upper middle school. It is about a teenage boy who accidentally kills his best friend when drunk driving. I would use this book in my classroom to teach a lesson and educate my students about this topic. I would show them this drunk driving awareness video that is related to the topic of the book. https://youtu.be/NVJba-2WYEM
Tears of a Tiger is a well-written novel. The characters are quite real, although it can be hard to follow. This book is rather heavy in some parts, particularly the ending; it discusses topics such as death, grief, depression, and suicide. If readers have experienced suicidal thoughts, it's best to avoid this book for personal safety because of a depiction of suicide.
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