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Hodgepodge 12/13/17

December 13, 2017

An entire semester’s review of biology… seamlessly folded into “My Shot” from Hamilton. This teacher is a genius.

From the Talented People I Know division: My friend Emily, writes about Shakespeare on the Page, a Better Way   (WomenWriteAboutComics) She makes several very good points, but especially:

Wouldn’t you prefer to read a graphic novel version of a play in which a comics artist treated the playscript like a comics script, turning it into a fully-fledged comic, rather than one where the artist treated the script like a “classic book” to be “adapted” for “reluctant readers?”

YES! This! Say it again for the people in the back!!!

So many, my god, SO MANY books and adaptations, and even articles or lesson ideas, could benefit from rethinking and coming more from this perspective. Get away from the “adapt for reluctant readers” mindset, and barrel straight into telling the best, most interesting story, play with the strengths of the medium you’re transforming into.

I know I’m late to this particular party, but I dearly loved the plums meme that made the rounds on Twitter.

There were also song parodies.

Putting this Twitter thread here for both a reading list and collection development purposes.

Two lists of forthcoming YA books from Teen Librarian Toolbox have me wondering if I should just give up on sleep. Here and Here.

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