Why Teach YA? - There’s Nothing I Want More than for Kids to Love What We’re Doing

In this episode, we focus on classroom teachers and talk directly about how and why we incorporated Young Adult literature into our classrooms. We talk about series we saw our students loving like Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, and Veronica Roth's Divergent, and we talk about seeing our students fall in love with books. From classics like S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders to A.S. King's Everybody Sees the Ants, we talk about using YA lit in our classes and also the role we think it can play more generally within the classroom setting.

Bookish Check In

Sara - Axton Betz-Hamilton's The Less People Know about Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

Ashley - Mark Oshiro's Anger Is a Gift

Jen - Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett's A House in the Sky: A Memoir (@readwithtoni buddy read)

Other Mentions
Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones
S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders
Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series
David Baldacci's Wish You Well
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Stephanie Meyers's The Twilight Saga
Katherine Paterson's Jacob Have I Loved
R. J. Palacio's Wonder
Elie Wiesel's Night
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre
Give Me One - A YA Lit Favorite
Ashley - Emily X. R. Pan's The Astonishing Color of After
Jen - Alix E. Harrow's The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Sara - John Green's Turtles All the Way Down
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