Reading Rants: A Guide to Books That Rock!

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$57.00
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$ 51.30
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-587-9
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
200
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
  • Description

Jennifer Hubert knows what makes teens tick--and what genres, subjects, and storylines will keep them reading at the library. The creator of the popular Reading Rants Web site, Hubert has compiled 100 of her best recommendations in this unique resource. This book is invaluable as a collection development, readers' advisory, or booktalking tool. Each featured title includes an extensive annotation with a detailed plot, theme, and audience description; sources for review; and other related books to recommend. Topics covered include:

* Books for boys, girls, and tweens
* Graphic novels
* Historical fiction for hipsters
* Nailbiting mystery and suspense
* Gen-X sci-fi
* And more

Hubert’s annotations will add real power to your booktalks, and her advice on “Why It Rocks” and her recommendations for “Hook It Up With” will help you make the most of your collections. This is an essential resource for school and public librarians who want to keep on the cutting edge of today’s teen literature.