In honor of Veteran’s Day the Book Trailer of the Week is Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers. Some of my 8th grade boys have read this one and really liked it a lot. I showed the book trailer last year on the morning announcements and had ten boys (who rarely read) come to the Media Center to request it (luckily we have 2 copies!).
So, thanks for all who give of themselves to serve our country!
My boys at school love sports, as most boys do. Problem is they will read the same nonfiction sports book over and over again. Not that there is anything wrong with nonfiction. Nonfiction should an incredibly important part of any readers’ reading experience, I just want my boys to branch out into different books. So, I’ve been trying to push them towards some sports fiction.
In my research I’ve found some titles the students like. Here they are (in no particular order):
Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader
Heat by Mike Lupica
Football Hero by Tim Green
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper
Game by Walter Dean Myers
Pop by Gordon Korman
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Schooled by Paul Langdon
Crash by Jerry Spinelli