Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
Podcast for Grades 6 – 12 | iTunes Subscription
Text Messages is a monthly podcast providing families, educators, out-of-school practitioners, and tutors reading recommendations they can pass along to teen readers. Each episode will feature in-depth recommendations of titles that will engage and excite teen readers.
Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.
Jennifer Buehler taught English for ten years before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan's Joint Program in English and Education. As a high school teacher, she developed an 800-book classroom library designed to engage and inspire her ninth grade students as readers. Watching students select reading materials led Jennifer to expand her own reading accordingly, allowing her to match books successfully with teens' wide-ranging tastes and interests.
As a teacher consultant with the Eastern Michigan Writing Project, Jennifer regularly led workshops on young adult literature for parents, area teachers, and students in university methods classes. Now Assistant Professor of English Education at Saint Louis University, Jennifer teaches classes on English methods and young adult literature. She serves on the board of NCTE's Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN), and she was a member of ALAN's first Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee.
In addition to writing for ReadWriteThink, Jennifer is the host of Text Messages: Recommendations for Teen Readers, a monthly podcast focusing on the best of new young adult literature.
Episode 24 | Published March 01, 2010
Tune in to hear Sara Zarr discuss religious faith and some of the thinking behind her newest novel, Once Was Lost.
Episode 23 | Published February 02, 2010
Tune in to hear about the latest winners of the Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature as well as select titles that are popping up on multiple award lists.
Episode 22 | Published January 01, 2010
Hear about an amazing range of books that explore history, including works of fiction as well as non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, verse novels, and investigative journalism.
Episode 21 | Published December 01, 2009
Learn more about the five finalists for the first annual Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.
Episode 20 | Published November 01, 2009
Tune in to hear about recent titles that retell or reinvent classic stories, others that reimagine the lives of classic authors, and still others that invoke classic texts in contemporary storylines.