Following directly off of my last post on book awards, here is what my next Strong Scoop submission (posted a week in advance here) focuses on--specifically, the the respective winners of National, Newbery, and Michael L. Printz Award winners!!! Check out my article for quick synopses and reviews! And, yes, allh have been ordered for the Strong LMC =P
YALSA is a division of the ALA (American Library Association) with its mission to promote reading to, as it's name would indicate, young adults. Not a small few of these are, indeed, reluctant to read. For those of us who love reading, can't wait to read, and enjoy just getting lost in the pages, it is hard for us to comprehend let alone figure out how to get kids to WANT to read.
This time of year is awards time for the book industry. And YALSA has come out with their "Quick Picks" for 2015 aimed at the reluctant reader. As they state, "The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason." The list is extensive...some 67 titles and a series. The link below will take you their "Top Ten."
I always peruse this list when working on book orders. I need to look at which ones are suitable for the Middle School Level; then I do my best to get as many of these books for Strong's LMC so that we can turn those who are reluctant into eager readers! =D
Mr. Klimas is Strong's Library Media Specialist. IN THE STACKS is his first-attempt at blogging about what's "out there" in terms of reading, knowledge, and information-literacy skills.