Thursday, May 10, 2007

My life in high school

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:
My Secret
Generation T
Pick Me Up
Zine Scene
Girl Director
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Doing It
An Abundance of Katherines
So Yesterday

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)
T-shirt surgery
Teen Zine
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.

Hooray Me!

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