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June 16, 2008

Fun YA Lit News: Laurie Anderson Chatting Live on MySpace with Readergirlz June 19!

Filed under: YA Lit and Authors — Tags: , , , , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:46 pm


Save the date: On June 19, Laurie will join them for their readergirlz LIVE! at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT.  Join the Readergirlz forum to particpate!

It’s the end of the school year, and readergirlz is celebrating that end-of-the-year tradition–prom night–and the risk-taking behavior associated with it. This month’s readergirlz author is Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Prom. Readergirlz asks the question, “Is prom a dream of a night, or is it a nightmare?”

Discuss the book with the readergirlz divas all through June on their group forum. On June 19, Laurie will join them for their readergirlz LIVE! at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT. Here are some questions to ponder from the Readergirlz chat guide:

  • What is the point of having a prom?
  • How much money should teens spend on their prom? Should schools or parents limit how much money is spent?
  • How is Carceras High like your school? How is it different?
  • Some people say prom is a teenager’s first chance to act like a real adult. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • Why do you think so many teens drink on prom night? What should be done about this?
  • What would your fantasy prom night be like?
  • Because of her work on the prom committee, Ashley changes the way she thinks of her future. What activities have changed the way you look at yourself?
  • How is Ashley’s happy ending different from Cinderella’s . . . or is it the same? Which is more realistic? Is there such a thing as “Prince Charming” or “happily ever after?”

You can also check out this month’s other recommended reads:

  • Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
  • It’s Not About the Accentby Caridad Ferrer
  • Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
  • A Step From Heaven by An Na
  • She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva

P. S. A special shout-out to diva Mitali Perkins whose middle-grade novel, Rickshaw Girl, is a finalist for the Jane Addams Honor Book for 2008!

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