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Great Books for High School Kids: A Teachers' Guide to Books That Can Change Teens' Lives

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Teachers Rick Ayers and Amy Crawford always wanted to find a guide to the vast world of great books for teenagers-one that didn't talk down or moralize. When they couldn't find one, they set out to create it.

An early prototype offered at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley, California, was an instant success. Great Books for High School Kids is the culmination of their efforts.

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Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 15th 2004 by Beacon Press
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Diane
Feb 06, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it
Shelves: 100-books-2012
I loved the stories of the books that worked for the teachers and how the classes responded to them. I wish more high school English teachers would read it.
Kelly Cundiff
Ayers, R. (2004). Great books for high school kids: A teacher's guide to books that can change teens' lives. Boston: Beacon Press.

Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff

Type of Reference: Bibliography

Call Number: 028.5/35

ISBN 13: 978-0-8070-3255-8

Brief Description: Annotated list of hundreds of books covering many different topics that are recommended for high school students

Content/Scope: This is a bibliography of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles that are great for teen readers.

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Laura
Aug 11, 2008 Laura rated it liked it
The lists/annotations included in this book are not necessarily as good/helpful as ones in, say, Book Crush, but the essays are wonderful. I imagine the essays are even more enjoyable when the reader has read the books discussed, but even though I hadn't read most of them, I enjoyed the depth of the discussions, and while the book is labeled as for teachers, and the essays discuss school, librarians, parents and anyone involved with teens will appreciate this book.
Stephanie
Oct 23, 2009 Stephanie rated it liked it
An excellent guide to help give students the right books to read for study or pleasure.
Amy
Aug 11, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
tee hee. couldn't resist
Melissa
Dec 14, 2007 Melissa rated it liked it
Just OK... not a lot on the big list of recommended books for struggling readers.
Mark Isero
I really liked the book lists, and some of the chapters were excellent, but others were only OK. Some of the books, however, seemed a little too challenging for many of my high school students.
Kate
Feb 28, 2011 Kate rated it liked it
The book lists were great. The editors came across as rather self-important, as did a lot of the contributors. I feel like I could've saved a lot of time and energy by skipping the chapters.
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