Tuesday, May 26, 2009

YA: A2Z - Won't you join me?





So, on the listserv, I saw this creatively awesome idea, and thought about how I could change it up just a bit....so here's the plan:



Let's collaborate and create lists of YA books (no more than five years old) from A to Z. One is by title (ie A is for Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson); one by author (ie M is for Mazer, Norma Fox, author of Missing Girl); one by subject (ie S is for steroids, Raiders Night by Robert Lipsyte).



Another subject would be??? I thought, "Hmmmm...main character, genre, a tag you'd give a book..." the possibilities are endless!



So, want to join the fun? And in the process take away some pretty cool lists created by all of us? Read on!



To join, I need an email address. Once I have that, you're on! I've already started on all of these lists. This could be very interesting and valuable for us all : ) No one will "own" the list - once you're in, you're in, baby!



Just make sure you SAVE! And you can also download a .txt or .html version onto you computer to edit, own, create, etc...



Just another wonderful example of web 2.0! Brought to us by writeboard.com!

Here's the address:
MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE BOX WHERE YOU LOGOUT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE (are there any dangling modifiers in that?)SO WE CAN SEE WHEN YOU CAME AND CHANGED THE LIST!!! : )








24 comments:

Sarah LeighAnn said...

Sounds like fun! You have my email, I think (Sarah from the Roanoke Library).

Ms. G said...

I think this is a great idea. I would also like to suggest perhaps adding a section for "If you like this book, you would also enjoy this_________." I'm always trying to find books that are similar to one another. It would be nice to have a source rather than trying to read a Zillion books myself and then remembering all of them. :)

Mrs. Cicchetti said...

I'm in! Looks like fun!

Robin Cicchetti
Concord-Carlisle Regional High, MA

Blog:
http://concordcarlislelibrary.blogspot.com/

Drea said...

Count me in

dreasowersATgmailDOTcom

Danielle said...

I second the Readalikes section. I always like to find similar authors to my current favorites!

Ames Public Library said...

I think this sounds great. Please add me. tbrisenoapl@gmail.com

Natalie said...

Looks like a great idea, count me in!

Tonya Oswalt said...

I'd like to participate! toswalt@state.lib.la.us

Janice Robertson said...

Sounds great. Count me in.
janice.robertson@peelsb.com

Mrs. Cicchetti said...

Hi Naomi,

Please add me to your list.

rcicchetti@colonial.net

Thanks, Robin

Jennifier said...

I'd love to join. Please add me to the list jkrnavek@flourbluffschools.net
Jennifier Krnavek, Flour Bluff JH Librarian

Shane Symonds said...

I am keen to see what this looks like, Naomi.

ssymo5@eq.edu.au

Anonymous said...

Please count me in as well - bartlettrATccrsbDOTca.

Media Mama said...

Well I just sent you an email but now I see this. I would love to join. Here is my email
waltmaj@aberdeen58.org
Joleen Waltman

donde said...

I'd like to join in this effort.
Thanks-

donde.smithATpgcmls.info

Linda James said...

Sounds great! My email is linda@mac2.net.

Ms. Cartwright said...

I would love to join.
Lisa Cartwright
Crockett Middle School
seelisa@gmail.com

Beth said...

This sounds like a great idea. Maybe we could post suggested ages and/or grades for the YA books (I'm a Middle School Librarian/teacher). Thanks!
Beth Miller
Crabapple Middle School
millerb@fultonschools.org

libraryelf said...

I'd like to join in too!

librarygnome@gmail.com

Jana said...

I would love for you to add me. I'd like to see what everyone has come up with so far :)

I'm the library media specialist at a small high school in Hot Springs, AR.

janareads@gmail.com

Jana said...

I would love to join and see what has been created so far!

Thanks,

Jana

janareads@gmail.com

Aunt Books said...

I'd love to be included!
Suzanne Metcalfe, librarian
Dimond High School
Anchorage, AK
metcalfe_suzanne@asdk12.org

Sarah said...

Catching up on some RSS feeds from the summer, and I'd love to be added to this if it's not too late.

slochATmid-delDOTnet

Janice Robertson said...

Please add me
janice.robertson@peelsb.com