This week's Top 10 list hits close to home for me since I am in the process of becoming an English teacher. Though my future classroom will be more middle grade, I still have aspirations of what I'd like to see in a young adult classroom.
I'm a huge advocate for reading and understand the importance of how a book can affect a child's life. Placing the right book in one child's hands can open their minds and bring them to a place they never knew existed. I understand that a lot of kids may not like reading, so it's my goal to find the right book for that particular child. Wish me luck!
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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen [add to goodreads]
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta [add to goodreads]
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson [add to goodreads]
Golden by Jessi Kirby [add to goodreads]
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley [add to goodreads]
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson [add to goodreads]
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins [add to goodreads]
Looking for Alaska by John Green [add to goodreads]
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [add to goodreads]
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg [add to goodreads]
Just a side note: this week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt specifically asked for contemporary novels, that is why I only chose contemps for my top ten. This does not mean I wouldn't have science fiction, paranormal, dystopian, or other genre books in my classroom as well. Having a well-rounded classroom library is key!