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Adults and Teens Reading Together

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

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Adults and Teens Reading Together

When adults and teens read the same book, that shared experience can spark important conversations that might not happen otherwise.  Tune in to hear about eight new novels that all focus in some way on teens and their complicated relationships with family members, peers, and the larger world.  Also listen for information about an online resource that can help adults to learn more about the content of books their teens are reading.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Titles recommended in this episode include

  • Split by Swati Avasthi (Knopf, March 2010)
  • Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee (Dutton, May 2010)
  • Happyface by Stephen Emond (Little, Brown and Company, March 2010)
  • Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn (Knopf, January 2010)
  • This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2010)
  • Refresh, Refresh by Danica Novgorodoff, Benjamin Percy, and James Ponsoldt (First Second, 2009)
  • Countdown by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic, May 2010)
  • Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork (Scholastic, March 2010)



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