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Rhode Island Teen Book Award ~ 2008. School Libraries: A Quest for Wisdom RIEMA Conference April 27, 2007. The Goal of RITBA. To promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age. .

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Rhode island teen book award 2008

Rhode Island Teen Book Award ~ 2008

School Libraries: A Quest for Wisdom

RIEMA Conference

April 27, 2007


The goal of ritba
The Goal of RITBA

To promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age.


Committee demographics
Committee Demographics

  • 37 Librarians, teachers, media specialists, reading specialists, and GSLIS students

  • Represent public libraries, public schools, and private schools

  • Anyone who is willing to read a lot of teen books (at least 35 over 6 months) is welcome to join the committee

  • Committee reads potential nominees from September through March

  • This year, the committee considered 91 titles


Nominee selection process
Nominee Selection Process

  • Titles must have young adults as a targeted audience

  • Must have been published in the last two years (ie. Nominees for the 2008 award must be published between 2005-2007)

  • Committee Breaks into two groups: one focuses on MS titles, and the other HS titles

  • Use a combination of a scoring system and discussion


The 2007 winner
The 2007 Winner

Twilight

by

Stephenie Meyer


2007 honor books
2007 Honor Books

The Lightning Thief

by

Rick Riordan

Perfect

by

Natasha Friend


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for middle school students
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for Middle School Students

Black Duck

By

Janet Taylor Lisle

booktalk presented by

Deb Hobday

LaSalle Academy


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for middle school students1
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for Middle School Students

Down the Rabbit Hole

by

Peter Abrahams


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for middle school students2
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for Middle School Students

Larklight:

A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck

in the Farthest Reaches of Space

By

Philip Reeve

booktalk presented by

Aaron Coutu

Greenville PL


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for middle school students3
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for Middle School Students

Yellow Star

by

Jennifer Roy


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Breathe:

A Ghost Story

by

Cliff McNish


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens1
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

A Brief Chapter

in My Impossible Life

by

Dana Reinhardt


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens2
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Diva

By

Alex Flinn

booktalk presented by

Sharon Lux

LaSalle Academy


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens3
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Endymion Spring

by

Matthew Skelton


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens4
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Incantation

by

Alice Hoffman


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens5
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Let Me Play:

The Story of Title IX

By

Karen Blumenthal


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens6
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Life As We Knew It

by

Susan Beth Pfeffer


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens7
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Lush

By

Natasha Friend


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens8
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Marie, Dancing

by

Carolyn Meyer

booktalk presented by

Deb Hobday

LaSalle Academy


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens9
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

The Night My Sister Went Missing

by

Carol Plun-Ucci


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens10
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Notes from the

Midnight Driver

by

Jordan Sonnenblick

booktalk presented by

Robin Lensing

Pawtucket PL


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens11
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

The Rules of Survivalby

Nancy Werlin

booktalk presented by

Sharon Lux

LaSalle Academy


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens12
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Side Effects

By

Amy Goldman Koss


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for all teens13
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for All Teens

Sleeping Freshmen

Never Lie

by

David Lubar

booktalk presented by

Robin Lensing

Pawtucket PL


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for high school students
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for High School Students

The Book Thief

by

Markus Zusak


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for high school students1
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for High School Students

Peeps

by

Scott Westerfeld

booktalk presented by

Aaron Coutu

Greenville PL


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for high school students2
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for High School Students

Sold

by

Patricia McCormick


Ritba nominees for 2008 recommended for high school students3
RITBA Nominees for 2008Recommended for High School Students

Theories of Relativity

by

Barbara

Haworth-Attard


Working with the ritba list the website and discussion modules
Working with the RITBA ListThe Website and Discussion Modules

Visit the Award’s Website

for access to Discussion Modules for each book!

http://www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/ritba/ritbaindex.htm


Working with the ritba list other ways of promoting participation
Working with the RITBA ListOther Ways of Promoting Participation

There are many ways to encourage both students and teachers to participate in the RITBA process

http://www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/ritba/ritbapromote.htm


The 2008 election
The 2008 Election

  • Your teens will be able to vote between January 1 and the start of February vacation.

  • To be eligible to vote, teens must read at least 3 titles from the list.

  • Encourage your students and teachers to read and participate in the election


For more information
For More Information

  • Feel free to visit the RITBA website at http://www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/ritba/ritbaindex.htm

  • You can also email the chairperson at [email protected]

  • We welcome anyone who would like to join the committee



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