It's the first YA Book Group meeting so I know fall is really here. It's always fun to see the teachers/librarians et al who turn up year after year after year - and fun to meet those who have come for a few years or for whom this is their first time. There are three of us who have have been taking this course since it started 15 - 20 years ago and one of us is the teacher!
The books for next month fall into the "new" category of "Books Possible for Whole Group/Common Core Use". Now doesn't that make you glad you aren't a teacher? Or maybe you are a teacher and wish you were in this class! At any rate, there are some books that sound really intriguing for grades 3 to high school - all 20 of them.
I have requested 13 of them and may tell you about some of them. For those of you with grandchildren, you might find some of these interesting, too, and some of you may simply find them interesting enough to read yourself. There's even one on bullying - today's "hot" topic, and if I remember correctly, the target is a girl (boys are not the only ones bullied or who do the bullying). It isn't one I chose to read but I may try to squeeze it in: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. There was a conversation about the title and how parents might react to it if the book was recommended for class discussion. Too bad that could be an issue.