It's done. (Check Lists page for the link or click here.) So now I find a bunch of tiles I did not include. This a quandary. Do I type up an addendum? Do I just read off those titles? Should I gather those books and take them along? Sigh.
What I REALLY want to do is read Tom Angleberger's The Rat with the Human Face. Who wouldn't? Right?
Here are some new and/or still hot topics in young people's literature:
How kids with various learning differences think and experience the world.
Prime numbers - ok, I only read TWO books with prime numbers in them but I have rarely seen prime numbers given so much attention before.
Ghost infestations. Ghosts are always popular, but infestations - good or bad - seem to be a theme these days.
The 1910s - especially in Russia and WWI
World War II evacuees
The Red Menace and Joe McCarthy.
The EVER popular finding a hidden treasure somewhere in order to save a house/town/family/school/forest! Man, I want a hidden treasure RIGHT NOW!
I have kept away from books about kids being abducted or imprisoned but that also seems to be popular as a theme - especially in Young Adult. I'm retired. I can read what I want.
I have a book waiting. Gotta go.