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Patrick jones www connectingya com

Patrick Jones

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The turn around books

The Turn Around Books

  • “I don’t think there is one turn-around book. That reduces a love to reading to a silver bullet—or in this case a magic book. Reluctant readers come to reading reluctantly. For a while they’ll be book-at-a-time readers---readers who will read the book we put into their hand but they won’t seek out the next good book on their own. Gradually, with support and encouragement, they’ll move toward a stance that says, “This reading thing is good—good enough that I’ll seek a book out on my own.” Maybe that’s the turn-around-book—the book that the kid on his own finds that he enjoys” - Dr. K. Beers (via email)

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Turnaround titles

Turnaround titles

  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak

  • Ashanti. Foolish/Unfoolish

  • Banks, Russell. Rule of the Bone (M)

  • Brunvand, Jan Harold. Big Book of Urban Legends

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Turnaround titles1

Turnaround titles

  • Burgess, Melvin. Doing It (M)

  • Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game

  • Chbosky, Stephen. Perks Of Being A Wallflower (M)

  • Cisneros, Sandra. House On Mango Street

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Turnaround titles2

Turnaround titles

  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963

  • Drooker, Eric. Blood Song

  • Flake, Sharon. Skin I’m In

  • Flake, Sharon. Who Am I Without Him

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Turnaround titles3

Turnaround titles

  • Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater

  • Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day (M)

  • Gantos, Jack. Hole In My Life

  • Giles, Gail. Playing in Traffic

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Turnaround titles4

Turnaround titles

  • Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass

  • Glenn, Mel. Class Dismissed

  • Going, K. L. Fat Kid Rules The World

  • Korman, Gordon. Son Of The Mob

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Turnaround titles5

Turnaround titles

  • Groening, Matt. Simpsons Comics (any)

  • Hinton, S.E. Outsiders

  • Holmes, Shannon. Be More Careful (M)

  • Johnson, Angela. First Part Last

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Turnaround titles6

Turnaround titles

  • Keys, Alice. Tears For Water

  • Lubar, David. Hidden Talents

  • McCall, Nathan. Makes Me Wanna Holler

  • McDonald, Janet. Spellbound

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Turnaround titles7

Turnaround titles

  • Mowry, Jess. Way Past Cool

  • Myers , Walter Dean. Monster

  • Nixon, Joan Lowry. Whispers From The Dead

  • Paolini, Christopher. Eragon

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Turnaround titles8

Turnaround titles

  • Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me

  • Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet

  • Pelzer, David. Child Called It

  • Porter, Connie Rose. Imani All Mine

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Turnaround titles9

Turnaround titles

  • Rodriquez, Louis. Always Running (M)

  • Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (any)

  • Sachar, Louis. Holes

  • Shakur, Sanyika. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member ( M)

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Turnaround titles10

Turnaround titles

  • Shakur, Tupac. Rose That Grew from Concrete

  • Shan, Darren. Cirque Du Freak series

  • Sleator, William. Interstellar Pig

  • Smith, Jeff. Bone

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Turnaround titles11

Turnaround titles

  • Souljah, Sister. Coldest Winter Ever (M)

  • Sparks, Beatrice. Go Ask Alice

  • Stine, R.L. Dangerous Girls

  • Strasser, Todd. Give A Boy A Gun

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Turnaround titles12

Turnaround titles

  • Tillage, Leon Walter. Leon’s Story

  • Trueman, Terry. Stuck In Neutral

  • Tyree, Omar. Flyy Girl(M)

  • Vibe magazine staff. Tupac.

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Turnaround titles13

Turnaround titles

  • Werlin, Nancy. Killer’s Cousin

  • Williams, Stanley “Tookie”. Life In Prison

  • Woodson, Jacqueline. Miracles Boys

  • Woods, Teri. Dutch (M)

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Small group exercise 5

Small group exercise #5:

titlemania

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • A library card:

  • Booklists:

  • Booktalking :

  • Build relationships:

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow1

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • Celebrate Teen Read Week:

  • Contests:

  • Displays:

  • Follow-up:

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow2

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • Freedom and choice:

  • Get input:

  • Get out of the library:

  • Get over yourself:

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow3

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • Get them in the building :

  • Go the shelves:

  • High visibility merchandising:

  • Honesty:

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow4

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • Keep current :

  • Listen:

  • Non-judgmental attitude:

  • Reader's advisory:

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow5

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

  • Samples:

  • Wave goodbye to just fiction

  • Weed the collection:

  • Zowie! Get graphic

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow6

25 things to do to reach reluctant readers tomorrow

25. What’s missing?

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For more information

For More Information

Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers

Patrick Jones, Maureen L. Hartman, and Patricia Taylor

Neal-Schuman, coming in summer 2006

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A core collection for reluctant readers a tool box

A core collection for reluctant readers: a tool box

  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) website. www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists

  • Includes avariety of booklists, including Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Best Books for Young Adults and others.

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Final thoughts

Final thoughts

  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 16:34:26 -0700 (PDT)

  • From: "Amanda

  • Subject: Hi ‘‘ I loved your book’’’

  • To: [email protected]

  • My name is Amanda!!! I am 15 years old and I have just finished reading your book "Things Change". It has been the most inspiring thing that I have read in my life!!! See normally I do not enjoy reading but, this book just captured me and sucked me in!!! I have never finished a whole book, but this one I read it in two days flat!!!  I have never read a book that related so well to teens today. You were so real when you wrote this book........’’’ I was shocked to find that this was your first book dedicated to teens!!! I only wish that you write more!!! The girl Johanna was so strong it only made feel good about my self!!! I could relate to every single thing in the book.......  and it can only show to others that real things can happen to real people!!!’’’’ And you told it like it was in the book..... I just wrote to tell you that you are now my favorite author!!! And I HOPE that you write many more teen books because I can guarantee you I will the first to get one!!!

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Patrick jones connectingya

HardcoverISBN: 0-8027-8901-3Price: $16.95224 pagesApril 2004PaperbackISBN: 0-8027-7746-5ISBN 13: 978-0-8027-7746-1Price: $7.95224 pagesApril 2006

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Patrick jones connectingya

nailed

HardcoverISBN: 0-8027-8077-6ISBN 13: 978-0-8027-8077-5Price: $16.95224 pagesSize: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4April 2006

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Patrick jones connectingya

Chasing Tail Lights

HardcoverISBN: 0-8027-9628-1ISBN 13: 978-0-8027-9628-8Price: $16.95304 pagesAugust 2007

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Patrick jones connectingya

Cheated

HardcoverISBN: 0-8027-9699-0Price: $16.95208 pagesSize: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4April 2008

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Stolen car october 2008

Stolen Car / October 2008

Danielle is drawn to Reid, the quintessential “bad boy.” Even though she should learn from her mother’s poor taste in men, she gets caught in Reid’s lifestyle. Danielle turns a blind eye to his lies, and is soon in way over her head. But her BFF Ashley is determined not to let Danielle become the road kill on Reid’s joy ride through life. Once she forces Dani to see through Reid’s deception, they take off on a revenge-injected road trip that starts with a stolen car and ends with some harsh truths.

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Connecting young adults and libraries patrick jones http www connectingya com

Consulting, training, and coaching for providing powerful youth services including library card campaigns and web projects

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick Joneshttp://www.connectingya.com

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