Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
Ghost
The Bunker Diary
Echo
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
One
Updraft
All American Boys
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again or The Fault in Our Stars?

No question, really.  As much as I respect Inside Out and Back Again, and think that it could really find a place in our classrooms, The Fault in Our Stars is something special.

How special?  Check out this tumblr, where kids wrote in and asked questions of John Green upon completing the book:
 http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/17353926831/only-if-youve-read-the-fault-in-our-stars
Anything that inspires this level of critical thinking and literary analysis while making you laugh out loud and sob simultaneously is OK by me.  I think most of the tumblr questions have been re-organized into a more manageable format here:  http://johngreenbooks.com/questions-about-the-fault-in-our-stars-spoilers/

My Zombie Pick?  Again, not even a question.  If you haven't read Everybody Sees the Ants, I urge you to do so.  Perfect book for grade 9 or 10.

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