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Episode 35 — Celebrating Teen Book Awards


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 20:28
Original Air Date Published February 01, 2011

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Episode 35 - Celebrating Teen Book Awards


Episode 35 - Celebrating Teen Book Awards

This year's American Library Association Youth Media Awards celebrate books in a range of style and subject matter, from urban graphic novels to rock star biographies to books about endangered species.† Tune in to hear Jennifer's third annual report on the year's most distinguished titles for teens.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode include:

  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown, 2010)
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad, 2010)
  • Nothing by Janne Teller (Atheneum, 2010)
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri (Lee & Low, 2010)
  • Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers (Amistad, 2010)
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Philomel, 2010)
  • Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown, 2010)
  • Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix, 2010)
  • Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel (Amulet, 2010)
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (Delacorte, 2010)