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  1. 1. What’s New In YA Literature Lori Bierschwale Houston MS Natalie Sunde Nimitz HS Diana Stephens Cardwell Career Prep Cindi Rockett Lamar MS http://www.irvingisd.net/adolescentliterature/
  2. 2. Texas Booklists Bluebonnet 20 Titles for 3rd-6th Lonestar 20 titles for Middle School TAYSHAS Top Titles for Texas HS Teens
  3. 3. <ul><li>By Brian Selznick </li></ul><ul><li>When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized. </li></ul>The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  4. 4. <ul><li>By James Rollins </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut middle-schooler Jake and his older sister Kady are transported by a Mayan artifact to a strange world inhabited by a mix of people from long-lost civilizations who are threatened by prehistoric creatures and an evil alchemist, the Skull King. </li></ul>Jake Ranson and the Skull King’s Shadow
  5. 5. Cabinet of Wonders NEW AUTHOR <ul><li>By Marie Rutkoski </li></ul><ul><li>When the prince of Bohemia steals her father's eyes, enchants them, and wears them, Petra Kronos sets out to Salamander Castle in order to take her father's eyes back. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hunt for the Seventh <ul><li>By Christine Morton-Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>When his father starts a new job at Minerva Hall as gardener, twelve-year-old Jim discovers an ancient curse that needs to be unraveled before disaster happens. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The London Eye Mystery <ul><li>By Siobahn Dowd </li></ul><ul><li>When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is &quot;wired differently&quot; and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>By Mary E. Pearson </li></ul><ul><li>In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence. </li></ul>The Adoration of Jenna Fox
  9. 9. Coming of Age How does a teen with Asperger’s Syndrome learn to interpret social interactions in the adult world?
  10. 10. Mystery
  11. 11. Supernatural What happens when other people’s dreams can take over your life?
  12. 12. Newbery Award <ul><li>The Newbery Medal is named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery, and is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm </li></ul>
  13. 13. When You Reach Me <ul><li>By Rebecca Stead </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Newbery Medal Winner </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly realistic with time travel elements </li></ul>
  14. 14. Printz Award <ul><li>Named for a Topeka, Kansas librarian, and awarded by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine, this award honors literary excellence for young adult writing (generally high school level or interest). </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Book Thief <ul><li>By Markus Zusak </li></ul><ul><li>Printz Honor Book </li></ul><ul><li>LONG, but great historical fiction </li></ul>
  16. 16. I Am the Messenger <ul><li>Printz Honor Award </li></ul><ul><li>Older teen manfiction; coming of age </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian <ul><li>By Sherman Alexie </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adult humor, sports, romance </li></ul>
  18. 18. Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers <ul><li>Teen poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Edited by Betsy Franco </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Knife of Never Letting Go <ul><li>By Patrick Ness </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>By John Green </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adult Mystery </li></ul>Paper Towns
  21. 21. Twisted <ul><li>By Laurie Halse Andserson </li></ul><ul><li>Manfiction </li></ul>
  22. 22. Guys Read <ul><li>Created by Jon Scieszka </li></ul><ul><li>Website : Book of the month, reading suggestions, blog </li></ul><ul><li>Boys Read </li></ul>
  23. 23. Boy Who Dared <ul><li>Susan Campbell Bartoletti </li></ul><ul><li>In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow <ul><li>Susan Campbell Bartoletti </li></ul><ul><li>Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Diary of a Wimpy Kid <ul><li>Jeff Kinney </li></ul><ul><li>Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship. </li></ul>
  26. 27. The Maze Runner <ul><li>James Dashner </li></ul><ul><li>Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Pop <ul><li>Gordon Korman </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water. </li></ul>
  28. 29. The Graveyard Book <ul><li>By Neil Gaiman </li></ul><ul><li>Follows a young boy named Nobody Owens as he is raised in a graveyard by a group of ghost and avoids leaving the graveyard for fear that he will be killed by the man who has already murdered his family. </li></ul><ul><li>Newbery Winner 2008 </li></ul>
  29. 30. The 39 Clues <ul><li>Various Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Dan and Amy Cahill are given the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the thirty-nine clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power, but by taking on the clues, they end up in a dangerous race against their own family. </li></ul>
  30. 31. Airman <ul><li>By Eoin Colfer </li></ul><ul><li>In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and trust to carry him to safety. </li></ul>
  31. 32. oh. my. gods . <ul><li>By Tera Lynn Childs </li></ul><ul><li>When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses. </li></ul>Sequel: goddess bootcamp Website: http://teralynnchilds.com
  32. 33. Unwind <ul><li>By Neal Shusterman </li></ul><ul><li>In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives &quot;unwound&quot; and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives. </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>By Lauren McLaughlin </li></ul><ul><li>For a few days each month, Jill McTeague transforms into a boy named Jack, who is confined to Jill's bedroom due to her parents' fear that someone will discover Jill's secret. As Jack begins to feel fed up with being a prisoner, Jill is forced to deal with more and more frequent visits by her alter ego. </li></ul>Cycler
  34. 35. Memoir <ul><li>How does a Mexican-American boy with dyslexia survive the language barrier, </li></ul><ul><li>bullying and self-doubt to become a prize winning author? </li></ul><ul><li>Great for AVID teachers </li></ul><ul><li>and students </li></ul>
  35. 36. Memoir <ul><li>Jeannette Walls’ dysfuntional family follows impossible dreams. What makes her choose to leave? </li></ul><ul><li>Good follow-up to “A Child Called It” </li></ul>
  36. 37. Personal narratives <ul><li>Some have been shot or seen friends die. They want guns banned. </li></ul><ul><li>Others are convinced that gun use can nurture self-esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can draw their own conclusions. </li></ul>
  37. 38. Inspiration <ul><li>Three boys in Newark joined forces to escape drugs, gangs, and prejudice and graduate together </li></ul>
  38. 39. Inspiration <ul><li>How can teens be heroes? By overcoming obstacles to help themselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Many short true vignettes </li></ul><ul><li>DVD available </li></ul>
  39. 40. Social Activism <ul><li>Picture book based on a true story </li></ul><ul><li>How one small loan made a big difference in Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Can you make an impact on your community? YES!! </li></ul>
  40. 41. Social Activism <ul><li>True story of an environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner </li></ul><ul><li>How one woman’s vision and determination restored forests and livelihoods </li></ul>
  41. 42. Social Activism <ul><li>Gives a voice to enslaved children in Nepalese rug </li></ul><ul><li>factories </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of education in self – empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Book itself raises funds for cause </li></ul>
  42. 43. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Picture book relates Belfast religious conflicts through the eyes of a young girl </li></ul><ul><li>Compare/Contrast with story of Ruby Bridges </li></ul>
  43. 44. Historical Fiction <ul><li>True story of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Could you survive losing your entire family, starvation and years in refugee camps? </li></ul>
  44. 45. Dairy Queen & Sequels <ul><li>Which book would you rather read? </li></ul>
  45. 46. Dairy Queen & Sequels <ul><li>By Catherine Gilbert Murdoch </li></ul><ul><li>Sports, romance, family </li></ul>
  46. 47. Blood Brothers <ul><li>By A. S. Harazin </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adult mystery </li></ul>
  47. 48. Little Brother <ul><li>By Cory Doctorow </li></ul><ul><li>Young adult science </li></ul><ul><li>fiction </li></ul>
  48. 49. The Death of Jayson Porter <ul><li>By Jaime Adoff </li></ul><ul><li>Young adult manfiction </li></ul>
  49. 50. Road of the Dead <ul><li>By Kevin Brooks </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul>
  50. 51. Whole Sky Full of Stars <ul><li>By Rene Saldana </li></ul><ul><li>Young adult, boxing </li></ul>
  51. 52. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation Volume I The Pox Party <ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>By M. T. Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Printz Honor Book </li></ul><ul><li>National Book Award </li></ul><ul><li>Sequel: Volume II The Kingdom on the Waves </li></ul>
  52. 53. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation: The Pox Party <ul><li>“ I was raised in a gaunt house with a garden; my earliest recollections are of floating lights in the apple-trees. </li></ul><ul><li>I recall, in the orchard behind the house, orbs of flames rising through the black boughs and branches; they climbed, spiritous, and flickered out; my mother squeezed my hand with delight. We stood near the door to the ice-chamber. </li></ul><ul><li>By the well, servants lit bubbles of gas on fire, clad in frockcoats of asbestos. </li></ul><ul><li>Around the orchard and gardens stood a wall of some height, designed to repel the glance of idle curiosity and to keep us all from slipping away and running for freedom; though that, of course, I did not yet understand. </li></ul><ul><li>How doth all that seeks to rise burn itself to nothing.” </li></ul>
  53. 54. Shiver <ul><li>Maggie Stiefvater </li></ul><ul><li>In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. </li></ul>
  54. 55. Academy 7 <ul><li>Anne Osterlund </li></ul><ul><li>Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin struggle as incoming students at the most exclusive academy in the Universe, both hiding secrets that are too painful to reveal, not realizing that those very secrets link them together. </li></ul>
  55. 56. Ghosts of Kerfol <ul><li>Deborah Noyes </li></ul><ul><li>Over the centuries, the inhabitants of author Edith Wharton's fictional mansion, Kerfol, are haunted by the ghosts of dead dogs, fractured relationships, and the bitter taste of revenge. </li></ul>
  56. 57. Pants on Fire <ul><li>Meg Cabot </li></ul><ul><li>Having become a proficient liar in order to keep everyone happy, rising high school senior Katie Ellison is stunned when her old middle school friend and local pariah Tommy Sullivan returns to town, and suddenly things start looking a lot different to her. </li></ul>
  57. 58. Impossible <ul><li>Nancy Werlin </li></ul><ul><li>When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes that she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born to break the curse and to save them both. </li></ul>
  58. 59. Prophecy of the Sisters <ul><li>Michelle Zink </li></ul><ul><li>In late nineteenth-century New York state, wealthy sixteen-year-old twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe find that they are on opposite sides of an ancient prophecy that has destroyed their parents and seeks to do even more harm. </li></ul>
  59. 60. Immortal <ul><li>Gillian Shields </li></ul><ul><li>Falling in love with the mysterious Sebastian, Evie Johnson, a scholarship student at the Wyldcliffe Abbey School, is haunted by a sister-like figure that seems to be sending her a warning. </li></ul>
  60. 61. Sizzling Sequels Wicked Lovely Hunger Games Generation Dead Tantalize
  61. 62. HOT series for MS girls Evernight series by Claudia Gray
  62. 63. Enter a book review, tag, bibliography or list with the new online catalog!
  63. 64. Reader’s Theatre
  64. 65. Professional <ul><li>Strategies to help teen readers visualize and empathize </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for “Collaborative Strategic Reading” workshops </li></ul>