#SVYALit Project Google+ Hangout on Air with Brandy Colbert, Courtney C. Stevens, Carrie Mesrobian & Moderated by Christa Desir
Today is our 3rd Google+ Hangout on Air for the #SVYALit Project. We’ll be discussing the book Pointe by Brandy Colbert and Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens. In addition, we’re going to talk some about consent.
The YouTube page for today’s Hangout is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liG2yXdrZSs
The Google+ Event page for today’s Hangout is here: https://plus.google.com/events/cbp5u8c0v0j4cnsturseqlljarg
After we are done recording it I will go in and pull out highlights from the virtual discussion panel and post the complete video.
Here’s a look at the books:
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
“Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in “the Kool-Aid Kid,” who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.” (Publisher’s Summary) – Publishes 2/25/2014
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
“Theo is better now.
She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.
Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.” (Publisher’s Summary) – Publishes 4/10/2014
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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