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Title: Patrick Jones


1
  • Patrick Jones
  • www.connectingya.com

2
Getting started
  • One in your face I hate to read what does it
    mean, why did he say it, and what you can do
    about it
  • One fact Reading ability is positively
    correlated with the extent to which students read
    recreationally. -National Center for Education
    Statistics.
  • One story from JDC
  • One book from your life
  • School Library Journal November 2001
  • Why We Are Kids Best Assets

3
Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.comGetting started
  • HOW?
  • Lecture
  • Handouts
  • Active Learning
  • Peer Learning
  • Question and answer
  • Reading books on slides
  • WHO?
  • Audience
  • Customers / students
  • Presenter
  • WHAT Objectives
  • WHEN?
  • WHERE?

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WHAT OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the teen reading experience
  • Learn titles, genres and formats that appeal to
    teen readers
  • Learn titles, genres, and formats that appeal to
    teen non-readers
  • Explore successful YA library programs
  • Any others?

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READING RESEARCH
  • Girls are the primary YA readers
  • Periodicals are the most popular format
  • Young adults interests in pure YA literature
    decreases with age
  • Although surveys vary, romance in the most
    popular genre, followed by mysteries and horror.
    Historical fiction is almost always rated as the
    least popular.
  • Science fiction and fantasy both has a consistent
    following of around 10 percent of all YA readers
  • The majority of readers prefer fiction, then
    non-fiction, then graphic formats

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EXERCISE 1 describe your readers?
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Power Up With Print
  • Young adults like fiction that
  • 1. Show YAs being independent from adults.
  • 2. Reassure YAs they are "normal".
  • 3. Present role models.
  • 4. Demonstrate problem solving in action.
  • 5. Allow to feel like winners/overcoming
    odds.
  • 6. Display relationships of all sorts.
  • 7. Capture intensity and uncertainty of
    their life.
  • 8. Help develop of socially responsible
    behavior
  • 9. Explore lives of other teenagers.
  • .

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Exercise 2
  • Compare list of what YAs like in fiction with a
    classic YA book (such as The Outsiders) or a
    current favorite (such as Harry Potter titles)

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Adams, Douglas. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak
  • Anonymous. Go Ask Alice
  • Bauer, Joan. Rules of the Road

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Block, Francesca Lia. Weetzie Bat
  • Blume, Judy. Forever
  • Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game
  • Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a
    Wallflower
  • Cooney, Caroline. The Face on the Milk Carton

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Cormier, Robert. After the First Death
  • Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War
  • Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes
  • Cushman, Karen. Catherine Called Birdy
  • Garden, Nancy. Annie On My Mind.

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders
  • Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood And Chocolate
  • Lee, Harper. To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Lowry, Lois The Giver
  • McKinley, Robin. Beauty

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Monster
  • Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet
  • Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials trilogy
  • Rowling. J. K. Harry Potter series

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STRANDED EXPERTS CHOOSE THEIR CORE COLLECTIONS
  • Sacher, Louis. Holes
  • Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
  • Spiegelman, Art. Maus
  • Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl
  • Thomas, Rob. Rats Saw God
  • Wolff, Virginia Make Lemonade

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EXERCISE3 What is your stranded collection?
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Maintaining a core collection
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Buy the Printz winners and the honor books

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral.
  • Consider all of the books which are selected for
    Best Books and Quick Picks buy those which make
    both of these lists

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl. Peer Pressure.
  • Consider all the books reviewed in VOYA which
    receive 4 or 5 in either popularity or quality
    buy those which are perfect tens.

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Bauer, Joan. Hope Was Here.
  • Buy any book which is listed as the years best
    selling on Amazon

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater.
  • Buy any book which is listed as the years best
    by Amazons editors and follow teen reviews lists
    and picks

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk.
  • Consider any book listed in the various VOYA
    best lists and the other YALSA lists like the
    Alex Awards or popular paperbacks buy those by
    authors or subjects with a strong track record.

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak.
  • Look at circulation reports buy another copy of
    anything that is getting heavy, heavy use and
    look at lost books reports buy and replace core
    titles often.

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass.
  • Look at YALSA-BK, follow the discussions of
    titles, and learn which YALSA-BK reviewers seem
    to know their stuff and follow their lead.

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Ryan, Sara. Empress of the World.
  • Look closely at the monthly catalogs of vendors
    such as Book Wholesalers to find the paperback
    reprint edition of titles which are, as of this
    writing, only available in hardback

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Maintaining a core collection
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Dont You Dare Read
    This, Mrs. Dunphrey.
  • Ask teens over and over and over again is that
    what you want? Survey, open up your web page to
    teen reviews, do book discussion groups, conduct
    exit interviews, conduct an annual favorite book
    poll, and listen. Ask the question what are
    your teens reading and buy the answer.

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Green, John. Looking for Alaska
  • Zusak, Markus. I Am the Messenger
  • Rosoff, Meg. how i live now

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Johnson, Angela. First Part Last.
  • Going, K.L. Fat Kid Rules the World.
  • Mackler, Carolyn. Earth, My Butt, and Other Big
    Round Things 

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Farmer, Nancy. House of the Scorpion.
  • Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight.
  • Lynch, Chris. Inexcusable.

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Westerfeld, Scott. Peeps.
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul.  Bucking the Sarge.
  • Marchetta, Melina. Saving Francesca.

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Rapp, Adam.  Under the Wolf, Under the Dog.
  • Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Sammy and Juliana in
    Hollywood.  
  • Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in
    the Night-Time

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Stroud, Jonathan. Amulet of Samarkand Bartimaeus
    Trilogy.
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Catalyst.
  • Anderson, M. T. Feed.

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Frank, E. R. America.
  • Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.
  • Cohn, Rachel and David Levithan. Nick and Norahs
    Infinite Playlist

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Partridge, Elizabeth. John Lennon All I Want Is
    the Truth,
  • Gantos, Jack. Hole in My Life.
  • Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth
    Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow.

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Flake, Sharon G. Bang!
  • Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief
  • Volponi, Paul. Black and White

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Flinn, Alex. Nothing to Lose.
  • Hautman, Pete. Godless.
  • Werlin, Nancy. Double Helix.
  • Woodson, Jacqueline. Behind You.

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Some newer titles for the core collection
  • Bray, Libba A Great and Terrible Beauty.
  • Crowe, Chris  Getting Away With Murder The True
    Story of the Emmett Till Case,
  • McNamee, Graham Acceleration

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Dessen, Sarah. This Lullaby.
  • Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass.
  • Sebold, Alice.The Lovely Bones

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Woods, Brenda. Emako Blue
  • Davidson, Dana. Jason and Kyra
  • Giles, Gail. Playing in Traffic

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • 50 Cent. From Pieces to Weight Once Upon a Time
    in Southside, Queens
  • Perel, David. Bat Boy Lives!
  • Shan, Darren. Lord Loss.

43
Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Tyrell by Coe Booth
  • Rooftop by Paul Volponi

44
Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles
  • Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Just Listen by Sarah. Dessen

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Life as We Knew It.
  • Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a
    Part-time Indian
  • Asher, Jay. Thirteen Reasons Why

47
Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Lyga, Barry. Boy Toy
  • Picoult, Jodi. Nineteen Minutes.
  • Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly
    Hallows

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Some newer titles for the core collection.
  • Cameron, Peter. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful
    to You
  • Downham, Jenny. Before I Die.
  • Hopkins, Ellen. Glass (others)

49
Exercise4 2007 titles?
titlemania
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Who are Reluctant Readers

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Who Are Reluctant Readers?How often do you read?
(Survey says)
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Who Are Reluctant Readers?Why dont you read
(survey says)
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Small group exercise 5
  • Have you now or have you ever been a reluctant
    reader?
  • What is your reading autobiography?

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Who Are Reluctant Readers?
  • Literate non-readers
  • Illiterate literates
  • Nonreaders
  • Aliterates

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Why They Arent Reading
  • By the time many students reach high school, they
    equate reading with ridicule, failure or
    exclusively school-related tasks.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Students are not excited by ideas. They prefer to
    experience life directly rather than through
    reading.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Many active adolescents are unable to sit still
    long enough to read for any prolonged period of
    time. .

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Teenagers are too self-absorbed and preoccupied
    with themselves, their problems, families, sexual
    roles, etc., to make connections between their
    world and books.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Books are inadequate entertainment compared to
    other competing media such as television, video
    games and the Internet.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Persistent stress from home and school to read
    constantly is counter-productive for some
    adolescents.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Adolescents may grow up in non-reading homes void
    of reading material with no reading role models.
    There is no one to pass down the value of
    reading..

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Some adolescents may consider reading solitary
    and anti-social.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Reading is considered uncool and something
    adults do.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Cant find the good books

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Small group exercise 6
  • Ranking and missing reasons

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Cover - catchy, action-oriented, attractive,
    appealing, good "blurb"

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Print style - sufficiently large for enjoyable
    reading

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Format - appropriate and appealing balance of
    text and white space

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Artwork/illustrations - enticing, realistic,
    demonstrated diversity

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Clear writing without long convoluted sentences
    of sophisticated vocabulary

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Acceptable literary quality and effectiveness of
    presentation

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • High interest "hook" in first 10 pages

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Well-defined characters and not too many of them

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Sufficient plot to sustain interest

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 When you write, do you think about the
potential book's appeal to non-readers? 
  • R.L. Stine Almost all of my books are designed
    for reluctant readers. When I wrote and edited
    educational magazines, I learned how to write for
    different reading levels. I try to keep my scary
    books at a 4th-grade reading and vocabulary
    level. In addition-- short books, fast-paced,
    lots of surprises and twists, cliff-hanger
    chapter endings to force them to go on to the
    next chapter, and plot-driven books with little
    description to slow down the action.

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Plot lines developed through dialog and action
    rather than descriptive text

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Familiar themes with emotional appeal for
    teenagers

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Believable treatment (that does not preclude
    speculative fiction however)

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Single point of view / not too many characters

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Touches of humor when appropriate

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Small group exercise 7
  • Ranking and missing reasons what are the most
    important and what wasnt discussed

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books realistic teen fiction

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books genre teen fiction.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books series fiction .

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books adult fiction.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books urban fiction.
  • www.streetfiction.org

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books short fiction.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books childrens books

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction (general).

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction biography.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction illustration heavy books

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction informational books in series

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction pop goes the culture

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books graphic novels.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books - collected comics.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books Manga.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books poetry

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Magazines

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  • Computer Gaming World

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Newspapers

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Tabloids

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Comic Books

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Text on a computer

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Audio books

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • DVDs / movies

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Small group exercise 8
  • Ranking and missing reasons what are the most
    important and what wasnt discussed

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Turnaround titles

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The Turn Around Books
  • I dont think there is one turn-around book.
    That reduces a love to reading to a silver
    bulletor in this case a magic book. Reluctant
    readers come to reading reluctantly. For a while
    theyll be book-at-a-time readers---readers who
    will read the book we put into their hand but
    they wont seek out the next good book on their
    own. Gradually, with support and encouragement,
    theyll move toward a stance that says, This
    reading thing is goodgood enough that Ill seek
    a book out on my own. Maybe thats the
    turn-around-bookthe book that the kid on his own
    finds that he enjoys - Dr. K. Beers (via email)

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Turnaround titles
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak
  • Ashanti. Foolish/Unfoolish
  • Banks, Russell. Rule of the Bone (M)
  • Brunvand, Jan Harold. Big Book of Urban Legends

125
Turnaround titles
  • Burgess, Melvin. Doing It (M)
  • Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game
  • Chbosky, Stephen. Perks Of Being A Wallflower
    (M)
  • Cisneros, Sandra. House On Mango Street

126
Turnaround titles
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go To
    Birmingham1963
  • Drooker, Eric. Blood Song
  • Flake, Sharon. Skin Im In
  • Flake, Sharon. Who Am I Without Him

127
Turnaround titles
  • Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater
  • Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day (M)
  • Gantos, Jack. Hole In My Life
  • Giles, Gail. Playing in Traffic

128
Turnaround titles
  • Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass
  • Glenn, Mel. Class Dismissed
  • Going, K. L. Fat Kid Rules The World
  • Korman, Gordon. Son Of The Mob

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Turnaround titles
  • Groening, Matt. Simpsons Comics (any)  
  • Hinton, S.E. Outsiders
  • Holmes, Shannon. Be More Careful (M)
  • Johnson, Angela. First Part Last

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Turnaround titles
  • Keys, Alice. Tears For Water
  • Lubar, David. Hidden Talents
  • McCall, Nathan. Makes Me Wanna Holler
  • McDonald, Janet. Spellbound

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Turnaround titles
  • Mowry, Jess. Way Past Cool
  • Myers , Walter Dean. Monster
  • Nixon, Joan Lowry. Whispers From The Dead
  • Paolini, Christopher. Eragon

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Turnaround titles
  • Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me
  • Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet
  • Pelzer, David. Child Called It
  • Porter, Connie Rose. Imani All Mine

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Turnaround titles
  • Rodriquez, Louis. Always Running (M)
  • Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (any)
  • Sachar, Louis. Holes
  • Shakur, Sanyika. Monster The Autobiography of
    an L.A. Gang Member ( M)

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Turnaround titles
  • Shakur, Tupac. Rose That Grew from Concrete
  • Shan, Darren. Cirque Du Freak series
  • Sleator, William. Interstellar Pig
  • Smith, Jeff. Bone

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Turnaround titles
  • Souljah, Sister. Coldest Winter Ever (M)
  • Sparks, Beatrice. Go Ask Alice
  • Stine, R.L. Dangerous Girls
  • Strasser, Todd. Give A Boy A Gun

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Turnaround titles
  • Tillage, Leon Walter. Leons Story
  • Trueman, Terry. Stuck In Neutral
  • Tyree, Omar. Flyy Girl (M)
  • Vibe magazine staff. Tupac.

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Turnaround titles
  • Werlin, Nancy. Killers Cousin
  • Williams, Stanley Tookie. Life In Prison
  • Woodson, Jacqueline. Miracles Boys
  • Woods, Teri. Dutch (M)

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Small group exercise 9
titlemania
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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • A library card
  • Booklists
  • Booktalking
  • Build relationships

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • Celebrate Teen Read Week
  • Contests
  • Displays
  • Follow-up

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • Freedom and choice
  • Get input
  • Get out of the library
  • Get over yourself

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • Get them in the building
  • Go the shelves
  • High visibility merchandising
  • Honesty

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • Keep current
  • Listen
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Reader's advisory

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  • Samples
  • Wave goodbye to just fiction
  • Weed the collection
  • Zowie! Get graphic

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Exercise 10
  • 25. Whats missing?

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WHY do teen after school programming?
  • Increase use of the collection and other core
    services
  • Inform, entertain, and enrich teens
  • Attract new users or current users to use the
    library differently
  • Promote the library in a positive light in the
    community
  • Increase youth involvement opportunities
  • Support healthy youth development

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Program This!
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WHATS THE FREQUENCY a how-to-do-it workshop
  • But I put out the flyer
  • - Stock excuse number 1 on why a program or
    service didnt meet expectations.

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Exercise 11
  • What are the biggest obstacles to getting teens
    and tweens to attend programs?

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WHAT is programming for teens?
  • Staff intensive
  • Involve a hired presenter
  • Use a teen presenter with knowledge or expertise
  • Be totally teen planned, implemented and
    evaluated.
  • Be highly interactive on the teens own time and
    always available
  • Be almost spontaneous

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The Developmental Needs of Teenagers
  • Physical Activity
  • 2. Competence and Achievement
  • 3. Self-Definition
  • 4. Creative Expression
  • 5. Positive Social Interaction with Peers and
    Adults
  • 6. Structure and Clear Limits
  • 7. Meaningful Participation

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.com
  • Exercise 12
  • Dewey or dont we know good topics for school age
    programs?

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.com
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What are the elements of developing successful
teen programs?
  • Popularity of the topic
  • Promotion, not just publicity.
  • Making connections with what is happening in the
    lives of teenagers.
  • High touch the best model for teen programs is
    NOT story time (we perform the audience
    watches), but toddler time we provide an
    interactive experience consist with the
    development needs of the child.
  • Youth involvement
  • Define success and expectations
  • Partnering with schools, school group, and youth
    serving organization

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What are the elements of developing successful
teen programs?
  • Popularity of the topic
  • Promotion, not just publicity.
  • Making connections with what is happening in the
    lives of teenagers.
  • High touch the best model for teen programs is
    NOT story time (we perform the audience
    watches), but toddler time we provide an
    interactive experience consist with the
    development needs of the child.
  • Youth involvement
  • Define success and expectations
  • Partnering with schools, school group, and youth
    serving organization

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For More Information
  • Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers
  • Patrick Jones, Maureen L. Hartman, and Patricia
    Taylor
  • Neal-Schuman, 2006

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For more information
  • Connecting Young Adults and Libraries A
    How-To-Do-It Manual, Third EditionBy Patrick
    Jones, Michele Gorman, and Tricia Suellentrop
  • Neal-Schuman, July 2004
  • 1-55570-508-1. 8 1/2 x 11 . 438 pp.

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A core collection for reluctant readers a tool
box
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
    website. www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists
  • Includes a variety of booklists, including Quick
    Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Best
    Books for Young Adults and others.

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Final thoughts
  • Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 163426 -0700 (PDT)
  • From "Amanda
  • Subject Hi I loved your book
  • To Patrick_at_connectingya.com
  • My name is Amanda!!! I am 15 years old and I have
    just finished reading your book "Things Change".
    It has been the most inspiring thing that I have
    read in my life!!! See normally I do not enjoy
    reading but, this book just captured me and
    sucked me in!!! I have never finished a whole
    book, but this one I read it in two days flat!!!
     I have never read a book that related so well to
    teens today. You were so real when you wrote this
    book........ I was shocked to find that this
    was your first book dedicated to teens!!! I only
    wish that you write more!!! The girl Johanna was
    so strong it only made feel good about my self!!!
    I could relate to every single thing in the
    book.......  and it can only show to others that
    real things can happen to real people!!! And
    you told it like it was in the book..... I just
    wrote to tell you that you are now my favorite
    author!!! And I HOPE that you write many more
    teen books because I can guarantee you I will the
    first to get one!!!

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    pagesSize 5-1/2 x 8-1/4April 2008

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.com
  • Consulting, training, and coaching for providing
    powerful youth services including library card
    campaigns and web projects
  • patrick_at_connectingYA.com
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