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The Clock is Ticking!
Once upon a time, we went to a pond and started kissing frogs.
This year, the pond is large, the frogs are many, and (ALA Mid) winter is closing in. There’s no way we’re kissing them all, so we have some hard decisions to make.
In an ideal world, every frog published between January and June would be discussed by Halloween, leaving November and December for all those July through December frogs (tadpoles? This metaphor is collapsing).
There’s no way this is happening! So we’re going to crowdsource. Read on to see what’s left and help us decide which frogs are just going to have to hop away unkissed.
Here are the January to June books languishing unreviewed*. We ask you, friends:
What should we skip? (We’re still reading, so time spent not covering one book is time spent reading something else.)
What is still missing?
What can be discussed in the comments here and doesn’t need a post of its own?
All the Rage
Black Dove, White Raven
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
The Bunker Diary
The Dead I Know
Fell of Dark
A Game of Love & Death
Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go
Kissing in America
The Last Leaves Falling
A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me
Ms. Marvel: Generation Why
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
There Will Be Lies
Tommy: The Gun that Changed America
The Truth Commission
We Should Hang Out Sometime
When My Heart Was Wicked
(Note that we have our hearts set on a few of these as serious contenders, so we reserve the right to kiss and tell after all.)
*Did you notice some glaring omissions? Don’t worry, we’ve got plans for X, Shadowshaper, Ghosts of Heaven, and Bone Gap.)
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About Karyn Silverman
Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (say that ten times fast!). Karyn has served on YALSA’s Quick Picks and Best Books committees and was a member of the 2009 Printz committee. She has reviewed for Kirkus and School Library Journal. She has a lot of opinions about almost everything, as long as all the things are books. Said opinions do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of SLJ, LREI, YALSA or any other institutions with which she is affiliated. Find her on Twitter @InfoWitch or e-mail her at karynsilverman at gmail dot com.
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