The Agathas: A Modern Whodunit – Independent Reading for Young Adults The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson is a fast-moving and fun book for teenagers! I really enjoyed reading this story and am looking forward to the next one coming out in May 2023. The Agathas is the story of two teenage girls, both […]
Book reviews of young adult literature for teachers and other readers.
Sabaa Tahir Asks Us: What Does It Mean to Belong? Salahudin and Noor were best friends…until “The Fight” tore them apart. Now, Salahudin is mourning the death of his beloved mother, Misbah, along with trying to help his alcoholic father, Toufiq, cope with the loss of his wife and possibly the family business – all
A Beautiful Novel About Survival, Resilience, and Belonging The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is an excellent young adult book choice for an all class read or independent choice in the high school classroom! All grade levels, but specifically freshmen and sophomores, will connect to the powerful message about growing up and
Contemporary Fiction Book Choices for 9th and 10th Graders For Use in the High School Classroom After many years teaching predominantly seniors, I teach freshmen/9th grade again! My classes consisted of only freshmen for the first nine years of my career, so it is an age group I know well. However, many of the independent
Far From the Tree: One of the Best YA Books I Have Read In Years! Far From The Tree by Robin Benway is the perfect young adult book choice for independent reading in the high school classroom! All grade levels, but specifically freshmen and sophomores, will connect to the powerful message about families. Summary: Grace is
A High Interest Read for 9th and 10th Grade Classes! This book is magical! Imagine a book that will engage the most reluctant young readers that also sends a powerful message of social justice. Here it is! This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you,