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Episode 45 — New Takes on Old Tales


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 23:10
Original Air Date Published December 05, 2011

Music in this podcast is courtesy of†Scott Andrew.


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Andrea Lipinski

December 06, 2011

Thanks as always for your recommendations; once again you've sent me to the shelves to find books that I can use with and recommend to my teens!

I wanted to second the recommendation for A Tale Dark and Grimm. I love that sarcastic and funny narrator to pieces! As a fan of fairy tales and fairy tale retellings / reimaginings, I think Gidwitz did a great job both honoring the original stories and examining them with a modern eye.

And while I'm a fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure concept and I definitely WANTED to like Shiga's Meanwhile, I have to admit that I had trouble following all those twisty turny lines to find my way through all the panels in the right order. I'm guessing (hoping?) that's a visual thing rather than a mental thing.




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