Heist Society

Heist Socity by Ally Carter

Extended Resources

Ally Carter website – check out her FAQ, her list of con movies and her reading guide (Hyperion Books for Children, PDF)

Heist Society has been optioned by Warner Bros with DiNovi Pictures Producing – read the Variety article

Mini-submarines
Interpol
Common Con Schemes – Federal Bureau of Investigations
Edgar Degas (Wikipedia), PBS Great Performances
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Johannes Vermeer
Leonardo da Vinci (Wikipedia)
World Famous Museums

Topics

Plucky orphans
Cathie Sue’s list of Plucky Orphan Stories

  • Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce
  • When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester

Parents, don’t they suck.

The Parent Problem in Young Adult Literature” by Julie Just, New York Times Essay, April 1, 2010.
Non-suck-y parent books:

  • My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Finley Park by Steve Kluger
  • Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

ALA Annual 2010
the pageturn – HarperCollins Children’s Books
Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka (YouTube)

Recommendations

Cathie Sue:
ICE (In Case of Emergency) Contact on your mobile phone
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Emily:
Leverage
on TNT

Adrienne:
So You Think You Can Dance
on Fox

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