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Episode 6 — The Post 9/11 Landscape
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published September 01, 2008|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Teen readers will encounter page-turning suspense and hard-hitting social commentary in these books exploring the political and cultural landscape of our post-9/11 world. Tune in to hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context, how war stories put a human face on the costs of military conflict, and how young adult novels imagine roles that teens can play in working for a better world.
After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.
Recommendations in this episode include
- The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon (Hill and Wang, 2006)
- A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle (Metropolitan, 2008)
- War Is...: Soldiers, Survirors, and Storytellers Talk about War edited by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell (Candlewick, 2008)
- Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic, 2008)
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor, 2008)
- Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt Children's, 2008)
- Hero-Type by Barry Lyga (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
- In the Name of God by Paula Jolin (Roaring Brook, 2007)