I recently compiled a list of books in the Class of 2k10 (debut middle-grade and young-adult novels) by season/holiday/topic references. The intention was to be a resource for teachers, librarians, and book clubs who may wish to read books for certain occasions–whether a holiday like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, or an issue focus such as Teen Violence Month or National Poetry Month.
In doing so, I was reminded of Little Willow’s compilation of books on “Tough Issues for Teens” over at Bildungsroman. That blog also features lists on other topics.
And so, today, I provide a short list of some of these lists. People are welcome to leave other links to topical lists in the comments.
Class of 2k10 seasonal/holiday/event -themed booklist: http://community.livejournal.com/classof2k10/4779.html
Bildungsroman booklist, Tough Issues for Teens: http://slayground.livejournal.com/74061.html
Bildungsroman booklist, Mind Readers and Ghostly Visitors: http://slayground.livejournal.com/324469.html
Bildungsroman booklist, Sleuths and Spies: http://slayground.livejournal.com/168661.html
Bildungsroman booklist, Books Set in School and Transition Times: http://slayground.livejournal.com/78353.html