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  • Any dystopia
  • Lilac & Tarver
  • Lilac & Tarver
  • Any dystopia
  • Anyone with a secret
  • Loneliness, suicide, depression
  • Influence of an older person, couple most likely to stay together
  • Shades of the Moon
  • Mythology references=Pandora, PrometheusLots of light/dark imageryCharacter names=Nyx, Astraia, Triskelion, Leonidas, Shade, Thisbe, demon’s name (means light, illuminance)
  • Shades of the Moon
  • Rich and poor clashTaste TestThis Is What Happy Looks Like
  • Any dystopia
  • Readlemania

    1. 1. Readlemania! Booktalking YA with John, Paul, Ringo, and George
    2. 2. What is a music- themed booktalk? -- “Mediate” by INXS (rhymes with –ate) -- “Mean” by Taylor Swift (bullying) -- “Blaze of Glory” by Bon Jovi (outlaws) -- “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” by Edie Brickell (bad weather) -- “I Saw Red” by Warrant (the color red) (these & more examples on Lessons tab of my blog)
    3. 3. Will post this presentation to my blog this afternoon: Mrs. ReaderPants blog:
    4. 4. “A Little Help From My Friends” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967) “What would you think if I sang out of tune, Would you stand up and walk out on me. Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song, And I'll try not to sing out of key.”
    5. 5. Flora & Ulysses (Kate DiCamillo) • Light fantasy • Text with graphic cartoon sequences • Vocabulary-building • ES, MS
    6. 6. “Across the Universe” (Let It Be, 1970) Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
    7. 7. These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman/Meagan Spooner) • Titanic in space • Lilac & Tarver are the only 2 survivors… • Out in December • HS, upper-MS
    8. 8. Alienated (Melissa Landers) • Pub date=Feb. 4, 2014 • Foreign exchange program for aliens to live on Earth with human families • Romantic comedy • HS
    9. 9. The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey) • One of my top 3 favorites of 2013 • Unpredictable, tons of action, survival against all odds • Compare with King’s The Stand • Upper-MS, HS (violence, language)
    10. 10. “Revolution” (The Beatles White Album, 1968) You say you want a revolution Well you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well you know We all want to change the world
    11. 11. Never Fade (Alexandra Bracken) • Sequel to The Darkest Minds • Starts out a little slow, but once the action starts, it’s unputdownable! • Continues story from end of TDM; same characters with some new ones • Main concern for MS is language and extreme violence • October 15 release
    12. 12. “Do You Want To Know A Secret” (Please, Please Me, 1963) Listen Do you want to know a secret Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh Closer Let me whisper in your ear Say the words you long to hear
    13. 13. Red (Alison Cherry) • Stepford Wives meets Mean Girls • Felicity=Strawberry • Pageant lifestyle, prejudice, being yourself • Great for upper-MS, HS • Oct. 8 release
    14. 14. “A Hard Day’s Night” (A Hard Day’s Night, 1964) It's been a hard day's night And I've been working like a dog It's been a hard day's night I should be sleeping like a log
    15. 15. Taste Test (Kelly Fiore) • Teen version of Master Chef • Nora, Christian • Sabotage, mystery, lots of recipes • Great for MS, HS
    16. 16. “The Long and Winding Road” (Let It Be, 1970) The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear I've seen that road before It always leads me here Lead me to your door
    17. 17. A Tale of Two Centuries (Rachel Harris) • Alessandra, Cat, Austin, Lucas, Lorenzo • Time travel to/from Renaissance Italy • Great for MS, HS
    18. 18. “When I’m 64” (Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967) When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four?
    19. 19. Pivot Point (Kasie West) • Time travel, sort of… • Para life vs. norm life— alternating chapters • Addie, Laila, Trevor, Duke • Great for MS, HS
    20. 20. “Beautiful Boy” (John Lennon, Double Fantasy, 1980) Close your eyes Have no fear The monster's gone He's on the run and your daddy's here
    21. 21. Of Beast and Beauty (Stacey Jay) • Beauty and the Beast spin-off • Awesome right from beginning • Blind protagonist • Isra and Gem • MS, HS
    22. 22. “Here Comes the Sun” (Abbey Road, 1969) Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it's all right
    23. 23. Cruel Beauty (Rosamund Hodge) • Beauty and the Beast spin- off • January 2014 release • Reminds me of Grave Mercy • Mythology references • Light/dark imagery • Google character names!!! • HS
    24. 24. “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967) Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers That grow so incredibly high
    25. 25. Lord of Opium (Nancy Farmer) • Sequel to The House of the Scorpion • Mixed reviews • Lots of action, stress, political problems • Little bit of romance • MS, HS (lots of drug references)
    26. 26. “Can’t Buy Me Love” (Hard Day’s Night, 1964) Cos I don't care too much for money, and money can't buy me love
    27. 27. This Is What Happy Looks Like (Jennifer E. Smith) • Cute romance for fans of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight • Graham & Ellie— accidental emails • MS, HS
    28. 28. “Yesterday” (Help!, 1965) Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they're here to stay Oh, I believe in yesterday
    29. 29. All Our Yesterdays (Cristin Terrill) • Time travel done right! • Reminds me of The Butterfly Effect (film, 2004) and Stead’s When You Reach Me • One of my faves of 2013 • Upper-MS, HS
    30. 30. Leigh Collazo Ed Willkie Middle School Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD FaceBook: Mrs. ReaderPants Twitter: @MrsReaderPants