Booktalks You are Here: Self

For each of our programs we want to include book talks, so that teens and kids know there is more they can learn and have fun with what we’ve talked about. This first teen SRC program was about finding yourself and being true to who you are. Many, many teen books are about discovering who you are, but like an idiot, at least a busy idiot, I didn’t start this until about 7 p.m. the night before, so I was limited on what books I could get.

Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1) Dairy Queen Catherine Gilbert Murdock, What do you do if you love football, know everything about it, and think you might just be good at it? Try out for the team, of course! But what if you are a girl, and responsible for your brother, have to take care of the farm since your dad can’t work, and maybe more since your mom is working two jobs? D.J. has some decisions to make, should she be true to herself, even if it means finding out things about her family that may be hidden?

Ten Things I Hate about Me Ten Things I Hate About Me Randa Abdel-Fattah, My assistant booktalked this one, and used the booktalk from scholastic here. We had two copies of this check out, since this was on our Teen SRC recommended reading list.

Incantation Incantation, Alice Hoffman. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, especially Estrella, who discovers something important about her past, something that transforms her life and changes her life forever.


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