Vote today!

Cindy and Lynn: It’s time to vote for your favorite Nontraditional Nonfiction Monday blog post from yesterday! The variety of entries was inspiring, and if you haven’t taken a look, please do. There are many fun ideas for book sharing among the entries. And if the dizzying array of options leaves you indecisive, then VOTE FOR US! 🙂

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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  1. scopenotes@gmail.com' Scope Notes says:

    Ha – I appreciate your campaigning for the title!

  2. dobrez@chartermi.net' Cindy Dobrez says:

    Competitive, moi? Noooooo. –Cindy

  3. ashley_darnell@yahoo.com' Ashley Darnell says:

    Those are really creative books. I love the story of snow. One that isn’t on the list but just came out that I am totally in love with is ‘Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain’ – which is technically categorized as fiction, but I’ve heard the author speak, and I think the book is more creative non fiction. It is a hilarious collection of children’s poetry that has some very poignant poems in it as well, but a lot of them are creative plays on events that really happened to the author. The book winds up blending fiction and nonfiction in a really unique way — and its set up so that the first poem invites you in and the last is like a metaphor for her remembering all of these things that happened in her childhood. My favorite is about the girl who turns into a sandwich — and there is one about having worms for pets and one about winter. It’s actually really amazing. And SO FUN to hear her talk about it because she’s really animated. —

  4. 19autumn77@gmail.com' pat says:

    I definitely agree with Ashley on Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain. Such a fun book… and so easy to relate to in so many ways. Personally, the poems that really hit home for me are those about being the eldest and about sharing a room with a messy sibling. (Was the author in my room when I was a child?!?) The poems really capture the feelings of childhood.

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