I Am J or, Ain’t Nuthin’ But a “J” Thing – CYAPodcast

I Am J or, Ain’t Nuthin’ But a “J” Thing

I Am J by Cris Beam

I Am J by Cris Beam

Roll Call Question: What is the best and worst parts of summer reading?

Topic: I hope you know this means war: YA Lit & the WSJ article

A Darkness too Visible” by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” by Sherman Alexie

The Dangers of Dark Teen Lit” NPR Tell Me More:
Hosted by Michel Martin. Guests:
Meghan Cox Gurdon, Patricia McCormick, Christopher John Farley and Candice Mack

Young Adult Fiction Takes Off
Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti onWBUR Radio Boston
Guests:
Robin Brenner, teen librarian, Brookline Public Library
Lauren MacLeod, literary agent specializing in Y.A., Strothman Agency

Recommendations
Karl
Gender-neutral pronouns – Wikipedia – Use a non-gender pronoun in an email
Les (Leslie) Feinberg

Emily
How the States Got Their Shapes – History Channel

Jenny
PFLAG
Stacked – guest reviewer Paul Stenis for The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
All Clear by Connie Willis

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance – update
Game of Thrones – June 12, 2011 episode
Mine! by Shutta Crum

Upcoming Books:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin

6 Picture Books

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A Suitcase Surprise For Mommy by Cat Cora
This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

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