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ladder building

So, this morning, my friend Paul Hankins was posting to Facebook about PUNKZILLA. From that one post, several of us began building a reading ladder. We opened with PUNKZILLA. I added OUT OF THE DUST and SPLINTERING since Paul mentioned 33 SNOWFISH. And from there, look what we brainstormed:

CATCHER IN THE RYE
PAPER TOWNS
WALK TWO MOONS
AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH
(these are all about journey to finiding identity)

GOING BOVINE
I AM THE CHEESE
(when is a journey not a journey per se)


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
BUD NOT BUDDY
TROUBLE
(back to picture books and younger readers)

TRAIL OF TEARS
NO PRETTY PICTURES: A CHILD OF WAR
SOMETHING PERMANENT
HANDFUL OF DUST
(adding in some nonfiction and other titles)

Paul suggested at one point that this ladder was READING TRAVELOGUE

And I thought, hey there are journeys in music and art, too. So, here is where I went

JANIS JOPLIN, RISE UP SINGING
Bio of Van Gogh

and then we went on a journey to peace (I was reading the final Chaos Walking book):

MONSTERS OF MEN
HUNGER GAMES
SADAKO AND THE PAPER CRANES
MANEKIN PIS

and now we took a new direction

IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS

THIS is why I "make" my lit classes sign up for Twitter and Facebook and explore blogs. Look at how much brainstorming took place online...amazing.
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