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Mar 29, 2012, 1:14pm Top

WCHS suggestions for CHSBC 2013 title list:

June 2011: Some suggestions after our Librarian meeting:
1. No Moon by Irene Watts (2010, Tundra, re: Titanic) positive review from Quill & Quire, haven’t read
2. Hunchback assignments by Arthur Slade (too juvenile, I think)
3. This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (used in English 9 here, so can’t do it)

March 2012:
Several requests from students to have a few choices that are ‘meatier’, excited by the idea of including a classic; really liked ‘Book of Negros’, ‘Cellist of Sarajevo’ options.

For that:
1. Obasan by Joy Kogawa (Canadian, classic, Christian: the 3 Cs!)
2. The Screwtape Letters (2 out of 3 ain’t bad!)
3. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (well, it’s meatier)
(actually, #2 would cover ‘different fomat’—we do try to do one each year, and #3 is a translation, and there’s a movie—well, there is for a few of the suggestions).

Other suggestions (Canadian, very recent, mostly authors we’ve already done):

3. Erin Bow, Plain Kate (Canadian, 2011?, sort of fantasy/fairy tale, REALLY good)
4. Allan Stratton, The Grave Robber’s Apprentice (Canadian, 2011?, kind of fairy tale/adventure/Shakespeare retelling?—fun & well-written!)
5. Deborah Ellis, True Blue (Canadian, 2011?, haven’t read yet)
6. Eric Walters & Teresa Toten, The Taming (Canadian, 2011? Shakespearian retelling; teen romantic relationship—controlling)
7. Marsha Skrypuch, Making Bombs for Hitler, (Canadian, 2011? Haven’t read yet, but picture of girl on cover & title, I assume…)
8. Cory Doctorow, For the Win (Canadian, 2010, re: online computer gaming, how technology/virtual reality changes everything, electronic sweatshops in the Third World—lively, subversive like Little Brother)

And not Canadian, but SOOOO good:

1. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacig…?
2. The Book Thief by Martin Zusak
3. Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (two current book club members recommend this—author is Christian)
4. Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov (another book clubber recommendation—I haven’t read it, science fiction I presume!)


Mar 29, 2012, 1:17pm Top

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