It has been a very exhausting (but fun) week, and I still have 2 days to go!!
I have been booktalking to 9th graders all this week. I was a bit nervous because it was my first time to booktalk in a high school, but I am doing a great job!
The hardest part is being there at 7:30 in the morning. Another challenge, as an introvert, is finding time to restore my energy when I am done.
I have had the pleasure of working with 2 excellent teachers so far and I am very excited to meet the next 3 teachers I will be working with.
Here are the titles I have been talking about:
Pick Me Up
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
An Abundance of Katherines
I am also telling them about programs we have done or will do in the future. I have mentioned:
Banned Books Week (this is their favorite)
Cyber Summer Reading
TV Production Workshop
Amazingly, I have done the best in the classes that are considered the "trouble-makers". It was an amazing compliment when the teacher told me if I could get through to them, than I had to know I was good at what I do.
The teens have been the most responsive to My Secret, Doing It, Banned Books Week and very eager to sign up for Cyber Summer Reading and the Teen Mailing List.