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Just had a student, who finds reading a challenge, return 90 Packets of Instant Noodles by @DebFitzpatrick2, telling me he was able to focus on it & read the whole book, and how much he loved it. Now I have to find another one just like it!
I taught this boy a couple of years ago, and the fact that he has read and loved an entire novel by himself, without "having to" for class, is a huge achievement. I'm keenly nervous to find a great book for him to follow up. I'm thinking maybe one by Nick Earls. @nickearls
He liked the realism of 90 Packets, and how the boy had to fend for himself against difficult challenges. "He was a really good character, Miss," he said. This is why we do what we do. #ilovemyjob #studentsneedschoollibraries #LoveOzYA #teachinglife #publiceducation
OK, I’ve given him these four to choose from:
And now some of the girls in his class are asking me for books. (They're in the library for a language lesson, and their teacher is fine with me helping them find books to read.) One of them has read a heap of classics, including Lolita (!), but today she wants some good YA.
I sent her off with @elockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Her friend took @BorderPoet's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
And the young man took @Tim_Sinclair's Run. This is what a good day in the library looks like. 🥰
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