Friday, April 27, 2007
Gene Luen Yang has won the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for his graphic novel “American Born Chinese.” Printz Honor books include "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party" M.T. Anderson, "An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green, "Surrender" by Sonya Hartnett, "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. (Young Adult, 15 and up.)
Well now, I have read all but one and I still have to purchase it... I am interested to hear what ETS students have to say about these books.
I'll be reading An Abundance of Katherines this summer - I like John Green. (He wrote last year's winner, Looking for Alaska.) Here's his website, http://www.sparksflyup.com/.
American Born Chinese was my first graphic novel.
I still love, Book Thief and think Zusak is an amazing author. Find out more about him at http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/.
To view footage and a great website about this fantasy movie and book visit http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Click the link below to send him your questions on writing and on helping teens write: http://www.studentpublishingprogram.org/yalsa/
You could also have your poetry published with his - visit
For more information about the poet and to hear him read his poetry, visit http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=10731
Monday, April 02, 2007
Many parents are concerned about time teens spend on the internet and the information that they are making available. The following link provides you compilations of on-line information for the addressed topics. The links are excellent!
Resources on Young People's Safety on the Internet http://donwood.alablog.org/blog/_archives/2007/2/16/2741076.html
Resources on young people's safety on the Internet, including cyberbullying, can be found here:
* Child Safety on Web 2.0: Who Should Protect Our Kids?
* Cyberbullying and Free Speech
* Bullies and Bullying
* Additional Resources on Bullies and Bullying
* Especially for Young People and Their Parents
* Safety Resources for Young People
March 30: Participate in Stop Cyberbullying Day by Andy Carvin http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2007/03/march_30_participate_in_stop_c_1.html