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Webcast Recap: The Buzz about New Teen Books

Written by Deborah B. Ford

February 23, 2017

Wardens DaughterIn our webcast today, Kayleigh and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books for teens. From angry bananas to stories of teens behind bars and witchcraft, these new books for grades 6-12 are sure to circulate!

In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017.  This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources.

This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.

Join us for our next national webcast on March 9 at 3:00PM EDT for Women Who Rock: Past and Present, K-12. This is the second in a series of webcasts with ready-to-use resources, strategies and programming. I’ll also talk about some hot new books (K-12) you can add to your collection.

The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:

MURPHY, Jim. Revenge of the Green Banana. 160p. Clarion. 2017. ISBN 9780544786776. JLG Category: B Upper Elementary and Middle (Grades 5-7).

STONE, Tanya Lee. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time. 240p. Wendy Lamb. 2017. ISBN 9780553511475. JLG Category: NM+ Nonfiction Middle Plus (Grades: 5-8).

SPINELLI, Jerry. The Warden’s Daughter. 352p. Knopf. 2017. ISBN 9780375931994. JLG Category: C Advanced Readers (Grades: 6-9).

DARNIELLE, John. Universal Harvester: A Novel. 224p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2017. ISBN 9780374282103. JLG Category: ACH+ Adult Crossover High Plus (Grades 11 & Up).

SLOAN, Holly Goldberg. Short. 304p. Dial. 2017. ISBN 9780399186219. JLG Category: B Upper Elementary/Middle (Grades 5-7).

NAPOLI, Donna Jo. Fish Girl. illus. by David Wiesner. 192p. Clarion. 2017. ISBN 9780544815124. JLG Category: GM+ Graphic Novel Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).

LEE, Fonda. Exo. 384p. Scholastic. 2017. ISBN 9780545933438. JLG Category: FH Fantasy/Science Fiction High (Grades 9 & Up).

CHUPECO, Rin. The Bone Witch. 400p. Sourcebooks Fire. 2017. ISBN 9781492635826. JLG Category: CTH Current Trends High (Grades 9 & Up).

CROWDER, Melanie. An Uninterrupted View of the Sky. 304p. Philomel. 2017. ISBN 9780399169007. JLG Category: Y Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).

COPELAND, Misty and Brandy Colbert. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina: Young Readers Edition. 192p. Aladdin. 2017. ISBN 9781481479790. JLG Category: SM+ Sports Middle Plus (Grades: 5-8).

JONES, Patrick. Teen Incarceration: From Cell Bars to Ankle Bracelets. 120p. Twenty-First Century. 2017. ISBN 9781467774724. JLG Category: NH+ Nonfiction High Plus (Grades 9 & Up).

Today’s Hosts

Deb newDeborah B. Ford
Director of Library Outreach
Junior Library Guild

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-€“12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG’€™s Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

 

KayleighKayleigh Hanlin
Marketing Generalist
Junior Library Guild

Kayleigh Hanlin is the Marketing Generalist for JLG. She is the “Jill of all trades”, working not only with other marketing members but several different JLG departments to spread the word about JLG services and outstanding books. She has been an avid reader all her life and is lucky to have a desk close to the JLG bookshelf. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Contact Sales: sales@juniorlibraryguild.com for information about Junior Library Guild and how you can receive these amazing books to support your program.

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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