While I was on my trip, I received and email from Teach.com about a new resource for teens and all lovers of YA books to help find books to read this summer. I instantly fell in love with their new flowchart, which contains many of my favorite books along with new suggestions I’m adding to my too-read list. With one month left to complete your summer reading I hope you enjoy the chart along with Teach.com’s guest post. Let me know in the comments what books you add to your summer reading list.
Teach.com, a comprehensive resource for information about becoming a great teacher, has just launched the Young Adult Summer Reading Flowchart–a follow up to their wildly popular Summer Reading Flowchart from last year. While last year’s flowchart focused on great reads for high school students, this year’s version is dedicated to books that will get middle school students excited about reading. Though it’s called the “Young Adult” Summer Reading Flowchart, most of these books appeal to readers of all ages. The Flowchart works by dividing nearly 100 books into different categories depending on genre, interests, and theme. Whether you’re looking for historical fiction, post-apocalyptic themed epics, or poignant coming of age stories, the Flowchart will guide you through the different options, leading to the book that’s right for you.
With the recent success of series like Twilight and The Hunger Games, young adult books are more popular than ever, and teens are getting excited about reading. One of the most positive things from the explosion in popularity of these books is the portrayal of strong female protagonists. Characters like The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, or The Mortal Instruments’ Clary Fray are empowering examples of independence, courage, and integrity for young women everywhere. And the Young Adult Summer Reading Flowchart goes beyond highlighting recently popular literary heroines: it also reminds readers of some of the strong women characters in classic literature, such as Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables, or Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice. There’s something here for everybody, so check out the Flowchart below to get started on your next great read this summer!
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