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More rip-roaring reads for reluctant teen readers
Ammon, Bette DeBruyne.
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Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Sherman's name appears first on the earlier edition.
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PR990 .S5 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
PR990 .S5 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Ammon and Sherman describe 40 exciting, contemporary titles (20 for middle school, 20 for high school) written by outstanding authors. Also includes genre and theme indexes, curriculum activities, interest and readability levels, and reproducible bookmarks for each entry.

Author Notes

BETTE D. AMMON is the Director at Missoula Public Library, Missoula, Montana.

GALE W. SHERMAN is Early Childhood Librarian, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This follow-up to Rip-Roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers (1993) is divided into two parts--20 books for middle-grade readers and the same for high-school students. Each book gets one page that contains such information as genre, themes, reading and interest levels, author information, plot summary, and ways to introduce the book. The last section is the weakest; librarians and teachers unfamiliar with or uncomfortable doing book talks may need more than the suggestions offered to get one off the ground. On the other hand, the titles recommended are appealing, and librarians on the lookout for books to hand reluctant readers will find many suggestions here in an easy-to-use format. --Ilene Cooper

Library Journal Review

This title follows the same successful format as Rip-Roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers (Libraries Unlimited, 1993). Featuring 40 "spellbinding" books for middle school and high school students, the entries include author information; complete bibliographic citations; genre, theme, and reading and interest-level designations; review citations; plot summaries; and sample booktalks. In addition, related activities involving the Internet, folklore, oral histories, debates, and research supplement each entry. The useful reproducible bookmark pages with black-and-white illustrations generally highlight 10-to-12 high-interest titles each. A book that's sure to become as invaluable as its predecessor.-Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.