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Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us, by Daniel H. Pink


This is a great and inspiring book about the shift in the workplace from profit motives to doing something greater for society. The three things studies show that employees want are autonomy, control over their time and control over their … Continue reading

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Serving Young Teens and ‘Tweens, ed. Shiela Anderson


jThe great thing about this book is that it is a very practical, rather than totally theoretical sort of book. I am hanging on to it as I want to read a number of suggested books for tweens. It also … Continue reading

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Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers, by Teri S. Lesesne


This book was required reading for my Libr 264 course on Tween Literature, and it is a worthwhile read. I liked the greyed boxes that gave mini list of different kinds of books such as Humor. There were also some … Continue reading

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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers by John Gillespie and Catherine Barr


this very useful book is the Supplement to the First Edition. It covers “more than 2,600 titles published from early 2004 to early 2006, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources” (back cover). It includes both … Continue reading

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Quest Literature or “the Hero’s Journey” — and side comments on Inception


I will writing my research paper on quest literature for tweens. I would be interested in your recommendations of your favorite quest book or movie and why you enjoyed it. Quest stories appear in almost all cultures. In a quest, … Continue reading

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“For Students, a Right to be Mean Online,” Los Angeles Times


This was a disturbing article. Courts have stated that unless a youtube video or web site significantly disrupts the school, kids have a 1st amendment right to say what they want. Fortunately, you can still use the fear of punishment … Continue reading

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“Tween Girls Bombarded with Unhealthy Messages” by Erika Weisensee


This article discusses how media bombards girls between 8 to 12 years old with articles, ads, dolls, and toys geared toward developing their “sexiness” factor before they are mentally or emotionally ready. This reminds me of a news article several … Continue reading

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