professornana (professornana) wrote,

  • Mood:

dang that Blasingame

Aside from the fact that he used a title I was thinking of for my next book, I was thrilled to get a copy of Jim Blasingame's new professional book, BOOKS THAT DON'T BORE 'EM (Scholastic). Jim is one of the gurus of YA with a review column in the Journal Of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He also is the editor of The ALAN Review. And a fellow motorcyclist. His new book offers lots of advice for teachers (and librarians) about choosing and using YA literature with kids. He has lots of book recommendations, lists, interviews with some leading figures in YA and much more. Folks looking for a primer in why YA should pick up a copy. If you are already a know-it-all (like yours truly), there is still something to be gleaned from the book. Thanks, Jim, for letting more and more people know about the value of YA literature.

  • Repeat after me...

    It is always wonderful to read a blog post by someone I do not know and see familiar ideas. That was the case with this post today:…

  • some observations

    I completed my self-quarantine today, 2 weeks after flying home from a visit with the great-granddaughter. As far as I know, I remain uninfected by…

  • Self-Quarantine marches forward

    I am now in the 11th day of self-quarantine. I suspect that there are many more days ahead as BH and I try our best NOT to become a statistic. While…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.