Month: November 2016

Monthly Stack: December 2016

Monthly Stack: December 2016
Posted November 30, 2016 / 1 Comment

Monthly Stack is a new monthly feature where I will share some of the new month’s releases I am looking forward to the most. I will highlight a handful in the hopes of sharing my interest, either personally or for my school library! This month will be a little bit different due to the fact that there just are not enough books coming out this month to really write about. So I have decided that […]

Woodson’s Locomotion & the Catharsis of Writing

Woodson’s Locomotion & the Catharsis of Writing
Posted November 27, 2016 / 2 Comments

Reflective writing is a powerful tool. That is what Jacqueline Woodson illustrates in this story. That personal need to express yourself. In this case, through writing poetry. As a high schooler, I wrote a lot of poetry. It was mostly bad. But I did fill many spiral notebooks with my emotions. It was a way to express myself, for better or for worse. In this book, Lonnie finds comfort in writing poetry. He experiments with form. […]

Book Talks: My 2017 Morris Predictions

Book Talks: My 2017 Morris Predictions
Posted November 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

The Morris Award is a YALSA award given to books that are an author’s debut novel for Young Adults, “celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.” As 2016 is coming to a close, I wanted to highlight some of the debuts I read this year that truly deserve to be considered for this award. Okay, Confession: these are the few 2016 YA debuts I actually got around to reading. But seriously, even if I […]

My Week in the Books {1}

My Week in the Books {1}
Posted November 20, 2016 / 8 Comments

This is an attempt to get some posting continuity on this blog again. I feel like this is a type of post I can commit to on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule and casually share about my bookish life. This was inspired by That Librarian Lady Laura and by the book blog weekly round-up memes The Sunday Post & It’s Monday: What Are You Reading? I am also hoping to reconnect with other bookish people. Here’s […]

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Posted November 10, 2016 / 1 Comment

I fell in love with Nicola Yoon’s lyrical writing style almost immediately when I picked up her first novel Everything Everything last year. There is something about the way she tells a story that is so familiar and yet so unique. So when I had the opportunity at the Penguin Random House booth at ALA this summer to choose any ARC I wanted, I immediately grabbed The Sun Is Also A Star because I knew I […]

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee..

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee to get it right
Posted November 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

I love graphic novels. My students love graphic novels. Every book order I have made over the past year has consisted of many graphic novels, comics, and manga series. I know that YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, puts out a Great Graphic Novels for Teens that highlights some of the best graphic novels and comics published that year. For teens! This should be a resource that YA librarians (public and school) should be […]