Teens DO Read for Fun. And No, That’s Not an Oxymoron!. Ann Sciuto firstname.lastname@example.org Campbell Hall. Session 1-39 9:30-10:45 am. Offer Teens a Positive Print Experience in a Casual, “Oh, These Were Just Left Laying Out” Kind of Way. Mister O Calvin & Hobbes History of Rock
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That’s Not an Oxymoron!
of books. Storytime isn’t just
for the little ones!
What people reads helps define them. Teens define themselves in many ways.
The search for identity brings on even more changes as young adults attempt to say, scream, or whisper in what they say, wear, do, and read this question of ‘Who am I?’
Provide books that
Having a school librarian makes a difference in the amount of reading a YA does
Larger school library collections & longer hours increase circulation
Larger school library collections mean better results in high-reading scores
Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading
Magazine reading promotes more reading
Young people’s reading choices are influenced by their peers
“If you don’t like it, bring it back!”
“A book for every reader. A reader for every book.”
“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet
Targets developing personal interests
Supports visual learning styles
Less daunting for reluctant readers
Caters to current interests & hot topics
Stimulates patterns for lifelong curiosity & inquiry
Connects with adolescent developmental needs
Attractive to boysNonfiction for Young Adults
ALA Annual Conference 2003
Teens Cook: How to Make What You Want to Eat byMegan and Jill Carle
A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances by Laura Schenone
What's Cooking: The History of American Food by Sylvia Whitman
“25% of all Americans under age nineteen are overweight or obese…. The percentage of overweight six- to eleven-year-olds has nearly doubled in two decades, and for adolescents the percentage has tripled. Pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before diagnosed in young people.”
Decades of Beauty: The Changing Image of Women 1890s-1990s by Kate Mulvey & Melissa Richards
No Body's Perfect : Stories by Teens about Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and the Search for Identity
by Kimberly Kirberger
The Seven Deadly Sins
“Bold Self-Experimenters in Science & Medicine”
Encyclopedia Idiotica: History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them
The Darwin Awards
Commemorating those individuals who ensure the long-term survival of our species by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Misconceptions: The Ultimate Debunker’s Guide to Widely Accepted Fallaciesby Ferris Johnsen
Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinkingand
The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell
Develop a collection for browsers that says to students:
“We know and appreciate your interests.”
Assassination Vacationby Sarah Vowell
Good Brother, Bad Brother : The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Boothby James Cross Giblin
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
The President Is Shot!: The Assassination of Abraham Lincolnby Harold Holzer
Lincoln's Dreamsby Connie Willis (fiction)
Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President & Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Assassin by Anna Myers (fiction)
The Murder of Abraham Lincoln: A chronicle of 62 days in the life of the American Republic, March 4 - May 4, 1865 by Rick Geary
“Narratives with the power and drive of story”
& the Making of the OED by Simon Winchester
Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash
by Charles Wheelan
edited by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
by Thomas Friedman
Rats! : The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Richard Conniff
Rats : Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants byRobert Sullivan
Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroomby Penny Colman
Binion's World Series of Poker by James McManus
by Mark P. Friedlander, Jr. & Terry M. Phillips
I need a good story.
I need a good book.
The kind that explodes off the shelf.
I need some good writing,
Alive and exciting,
To contemplate all by myself.
I need a good novel,
I need a good read,
I probably need two or three.
I need a good tale of love and betrayal
Or perhaps an adventure at sea.
I need a good saga,
I need a good yarn.
A momentous and mighty
Or slight one.
But with thousands
And thousands of books,
I need someone
To tell me
The right one.
“When reality bites,
readers can escape into fantasy
and learn to bite back.”
“Three of the 10 books on the "Ten Most Challenged Books of 2004" were cited for homosexual themes - which is the highest number in a decade. Sexual content and offensive language remain the most frequent reasons for seeking removal of books from schools and public libraries.”
for sexual content and offensive language
for nudity and offensive language
King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland,
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou, for racism, homosexuality, sexual content, offensive language and unsuited to age group
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck,
for racism, offensive language and violence
Off the list this year, but on the list for several
years past, are the Alice series of books by
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Go Ask Alice by
Anonymous, It's Perfectly Normal by Robie
Harris and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain.
“Sexual content and offensive language remain the most frequent reasons for seeking removal of books from schools and public libraries.”
by Moises Kaufman
by David Carter
Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge
by Michael Simmons
by Anthony Horowitz
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
by Cynthia Rylant
by Mary Roach (nonfiction)
by Louise Rennison
by Robert Pirsig
Bishop's Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis
On the Library shelf
Is when you suddenly
Inside a book----
(The hidden you)
You wonder how
The author knew.