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Booktalking

Posted by Jo on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : Reviews 
I've added a large selection of tried and tested best booktalking titles to this site, with some tips on how to prepare and deliver sessions. I really wish more people would try this - it really does work, it gets teens reading, and it's very rewarding to do. I've been doing it for ten years and it's the highlight of my year, to be honest! This year I've combined it with a Cephalonian induction method for Year 10 students, and it's gone down really well. I hope to add book covers to the page ...
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Censorship

Posted by Jo on Friday, January 30, 2009, In : Professional Ethics 
Censorship is a subject that frequently rears its ugly head in school libraries. I take a firm anti-censorship stance and fortunately have the backing of my SLT; but often school librarians find themselves in the difficult position of having to justify stocking a book to outraged parents or teachers. And unfortunately, this leads to a tendency in some librarians to self-censor, in the hope of avoiding such situations. It is my personal view that the ethics of our profession clearly state our ...
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Twilight

Posted by Jo on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, In : Reviews 
Did the girly thing and went to see the film of Twilight at the weekend! The novel has been phenomenal in school - even boys have been reading it! I've read the first two books and enjoyed them, with a caveat. Guess it's my age, but the dippy heroine falls for tall dark and handsome boy (who at first is mean to her then declares all-consuming love) is a little tired when you're in your thirties and have a bit of life experience behind you. But I also totally agree with the Guardian reviewer; ...
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