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Genre Talks for Teens: Booktalks and More for Every Teen Reading Interest (Paperback)
  • Genre Talks for Teens: Booktalks and More for Every Teen Reading Interest (Paperback)

Genre Talks for Teens: Booktalks and More for Every Teen Reading Interest (Paperback)

Paperback 309 Pages / Published: 30/04/2009
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Promote some of today's best and most popular YA books-both fiction and nonfiction- with these ready-to-use booktalks and creative learning extension ideas. Whether you are a public or school librarian, teacher, or teen group leader, you'll find this guide helpful in motivating teens to read, and keeping them engaged. It features background information on the books, booktalks, and related activities for more than 100 titles released between 2003 and 2008, but focusing especially on those published in the past 3 years. New to this volume are indicators for titles with strong appeal to teen boys and teen girls, as well as those that cross genders in their appeal. Grades 6-12.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591587439
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

"Booktalks continue to serve an important role in library service for youth. Schall has chosen about 100 books published since 2003 for inclusion in this volume. Genres include 'Issues,' 'Contemporary,' 'Adventure/Survival,' 'Mystery/Suspense,' 'Fantasy/Science Fiction/Paranormal,' 'History,' and 'Multiple Cultures.'. . . Because of its varied ways to engage readers and its current coverage, the book is a welcome addition." - Booklist
"For librarians, teachers, and teen group leaders, this guide contains about 100 booktalks and creative learning extension ideas for young adult fiction and nonfiction books, organized by genre and focusing on those released between 2005 and 2008. Schall, a former middle school English teacher, author of other guides, and book reviewer, includes background information on the books and authors and related activities. Reading level, gender interest, summaries, suggested passages for reading aloud, lists of themes, related works, and publication information are provided. Books are drawn from book lists, reviews, and awards lists." - Reference & Research Book News
"...an accessible, well-formatted, useful guide for anyone (but especially newbies) working with teens and books." - School Library Journal
"Experienced booktalker Schall returns with another successful guide. . . Each broad area contains fifteen book descriptions, but the true value of this type of book comes from the related works suggestions. . . . Take advantage of this recent publication when reluctant readers are returning to the classroom in the fall." - VOYA
"Genre Talk for Teens stands out among booktalking resources with a wealth of extension ideas for over 100 popular teen titles. This book's appeal goes beyond the media specialist by providing creative ideas and information for teachers and students alike. . . . Media specialists, teachers, and students will find this a valuable tool for its intended use and a great deal more. . . . Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"Genre Talks for Teens can be used for book talks, read alouds, book discussions, research projects, creative activities, display ideas, book clubs, and lesson plans." - Catholic Library World
"This book is an excellent reference book for use by either librarians or teachers. . . the package as a whole is creative and well done and deserves a place in most schools." - ARBA

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