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LTRC 2019 Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

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Below is a collection of resources for each of the 2019 9-12th grade nominated titles.
Additionally, Teaching Books has partnered with us to give access to their collection for the 9-12th grade LTRC nominated resources at https://www.teachingbooks.net/ql5tter.
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1.                Aging Out by Alton Carter, illustrated by Tim Jessell

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: None as of 7/31/17

·        Video - Alton Carter shares his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xdqe7PA-i4

·        Author website: http://www.altoncarter.net/

o   Book page: http://www.altoncarter.net/the-book.html

 

2.                The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBd3Bds-xMc

·        Author website: http://www.mindymcginnis.com/

·        Book website: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062320896/the-female-of-the-species

 

3.                Heartless by Marissa Meyer

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAgClsBT3ZA

·        Video- Marissa Meyer introduces readers to Heartless:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjlYgwBdyDU

·        Author website: http://www.marissameyer.com/

·        Book website: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250044655

 

4.                Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgqZescdT8

·        Author website: http://johncoreywhaley.com/

·        Book website: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317544/highly-illogical-behavior-by-john-corey-whaley/9780147515209/

 

5.                Riders (Book 1) by Veronica Rossi

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6hK3rzBm_s

·        Author website: http://veronicarossi.com/

·        Book website: http://www.torteen.com/books/riders-veronica-rossi/

 

6.                Scythe: Arc of a Scythe (Book 1) by Neal Shusterman

·        Reading group guide: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Scythe/Neal-Shusterman/Arc-of-a-Scythe/9781442472426/reading_group_guide

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYPiWDEiVvU

·        Author website: http://www.storyman.com/

·        Book website: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Scythe/Neal-Shusterman/Arc-of-a-Scythe/9781442472426

 

7.                The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

·        Book study guide: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SerpentKing_DiscussGd_WEB.pdf

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi-0izJyCZE

·        Author website: http://www.jeffzentnerbooks.com/

·        Book website: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/249081/the-serpent-king-by-jeff-zentner/9780553524055/

 

8.                The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JfO5sxYulY

·        Video- Nicola Yoon talks about The Sun is Also a Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdz29fRoQfM

·        Author website: http://www.nicolayoon.com/

·        Book website: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/240387/the-sun-is-also-a-star-by-nicola-yoon/9780553496680/

 

9.                This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

·        Book guide coming soon

·        Book Trailer: none as of 7/31/17

·        Video of author talking about this book, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRKdYe48jbo

·        Author website: http://ashleyelston.com/

·        Book website: http://un-requiredreading.com/books/this-is-our-story-0

 

10.             Three Dark Crowns (Book 1) by Kendare Blake

·        Discussion Guide created by LSU SLIS Graduate Students

·        Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcaCrSOQ9kY

·        Author website: http://kendareblake.com/

·        Book website: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062385437/three-dark-crowns