Thursday, July 29, 2010

TIE 542 Week 5 Reflections

This week I had my last Technology classes, and I can honestly say that I am sad that it is over. I learned more within the last 5 weeks than I would ever have learned just tinkering around on my computer. My mother asked me the other day how I would be able to stay informed about the latest technology in upcoming years. She wanted to know if my employer would have to send me back to school to attend another technology class. I guarantee she was sorry she asked because here was my answer:

That's what's so great about this class! We aren't just learning about the current new technology tools, we are learning about how to create an online Personal/Professional network that will allow us to stay connected and continuing learning from people that share similar interests and professions.

See why I am going to miss this class?

This week, for my final project, I created a professional development lesson. For the lesson, I took a page from my class and introduced several web 2.0 tools. Take a look at my lesson wiki:

I really hope that teachers will learn to embrace technology and all that it has to offer. I also hope that schools will work diligently to educate and inform teachers about all that is available to use within the classroom.

Friday, July 23, 2010

TiE 542 Week 4 Reflections

This week I had a moment of disappointment. I have been introduced to some really great web 2.0 tools throughout the course of my NLU class. To say that I am overwhelmed with great ideas about tools I can use in the classroom and my personal life is a vast understatement. I just finally came to the realization that many of these tools provide the same services, so I just need to pick one and stick with it. For instance, I currently use Delicious, which is an online bookmarking site. I was recently introduced to Diigo, which is very similar. I can't really see that one tool is better than the other, so I just have to choose. Some people get frustrated with technology because they can't use it or are unwilling to lean about all of the different tools available. I am frustrated because I want to use it all.

As part of an assignment for my NLU class, I had to design a student lesson that incorporated a web 2.0 tool in some way. Of course, since I am not teaching, I had difficulty determining what the lesson should be about. In the end, I decided to update an old lesson that I had created, which was a career webquest. The original webquest was simply a paper version of career related website links with questions pertaining to each site. The assignment was for students to go to these sites and answer the questions. That was it. What did they learn? Probably not much. As a disclaimer, I will say that the lesson was not my idea and I was simply following the instructions of my cooperating teacher.

I saw this NLU assignment as a chance to make this lesson meaningful. The lesson that I ended up creating in no way mirrors the original. Therefore, hopefully students would actually learn something. I began by creating a Wiki for the lesson. This way, students wouldn't have to type in each web address and paper would be saved by eliminating a printout. Then, I found a short questionnaire for students to complete that will guide students in their search. After completing the questionnaire, students will choose a career that appeals to them and search various websites to learn more about that career. Once finished, students will create an online poster, using Glogster, to provide information and present their career.

I feel that this lesson will not only be appealing to the students, but will be a great introduction to a research paper, which is usually done in 8th grade. My biggest obstacle was deciding where to draw the line with the complexity of this project. There are so many tools available for free use, the sky is the limit! Please check out my Wiki and let me know your thoughts. Is this a good lesson? What are some possible suggestions for improvement?

Friday, July 16, 2010

TIE 542 Week 3 Reflections

This week has provided me with an interesting technology experience. My assignment for a class was to meet online with a couple of my peers using Skype, DimDim, Elluminate, or another online communication system. My group initially choose DimDim because we were told that it was a good tool that allowed three people to meet at the same time. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful. Everything that was said by the members of the group echoed repeatedly, and there was a constant loud whine emitting from the speakers. I immediately attempted to download Skype, but by the time the program finished downloading, the meeting was over. My group eventually gave up on DimDim and attempted to use Elluminate. I was the administrator of the group, and was successfully able to transmit video and sound without complication. My peers, however, were not so fortunate. My two group members were both able to share their video feed, but sound was an issue. One peer's audio was not audible at all, while the other's was inconsistent and unclear. Both group members were able to hear me though. The entire situation was odd. In the end, I spoke while the other two members either nodded in agreement or typed their thoughts through the textbox in the sidebar. We left our meeting frustrated and confused.

I have to wonder: is Skype the only reliable online tool for internet video and audio communication. I know that my sister and her friends heavily rely on ichatting, but that requires all group members to have access to an Apple product. I have now had the experience to listen to several guest speakers through the use of Skype, but even then the video was unreliable. I feel that tools such as these have a potential to radically change the way people communicate, but I don't think that we are quite there yet.

Friday, July 9, 2010

TIE 542 Week 2 Reflections

This week has been information overload! My NLU technology class has provided me with a lot of new web 2.0 resources that I can use in my future classroom. Of all of the tools that were introduced, I think that I am most excited about Instapaper, which allows you to save web pages so that you can read them at a later time. All you have to do is click and drag the "Read Later" button to your browser toolbar. Then, once you are on a webpage that you want to view later, you just click the "Read Later" button. It's amazing! I have attempted to use other tools, such as Stickr to perform the same task, but this is much efficient and simple.

The big discussion in class this week was, obviously, about technology and its place in the classroom. Can you be a good teacher without using technology? Does a teacher have to be "tech-savvy" in order to teach technology to the students? These are just a few questions that weigh on my mind. For now, I feel that a teacher can be considered "good" if he/she is willing to teach in ways that allow the students to be successful learners. If that involves technology, great! If not, then okay. My biggest fear is that there seem to be an overwhelming amount of teachers that reside on either end of the technology spectrum. Either they are terrified of technology or hate it and therefore refuse to use it in their classroom, or everything they do revolves around technology to the point that its almost overkill. Technology is a TOOL that teachers can use to teach effectively, but technology should not be relied on to do the teaching for us.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

I attended a conference today at NLU. If you live in the area you should look into the Center for Teaching Through Children's Books. I can't recommend it enough!

The theme was international books. Here is what I got:

The Eyeball Collector by F.E. Higgins
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

I also spent some time in a Borders while waiting for a flight out of Orlando. Of course I had to get a few things.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This week's meme is hosted by The Story Siren

I managed to sneak in a few books this week. Shh! Here's what I bought:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark
The Day I Shot Cupid by Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
A Witch in Time by Madelyn Alt
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan

What did you get this week?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Top 100 Children's Novels

Here are the Top 100 Children's Novels, as determined by Betsy's poll. I put the ones I've read in bold. Pretty sad; only 22/100. I also put stars next to the ones I own. Hopefully these can be moved up on my TBR list, because obviously I am missing out. How many have you read?

*100. The Egypt Game - Snyder (1967)
99. The Indian in the Cupboard - Banks (1980)
*98. Children of Green Knowe - Boston (1954)
*97. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - DiCamillo (2006)
96. The Witches - Dahl (1983)
95. Pippi Longstocking - Lindgren (1950)
94. Swallows and Amazons - Ransome (1930)
93. Caddie Woodlawn - Brink (1935)
92. Ella Enchanted - Levine (1997)
91. Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Sachar (1978)
90. Sarah, Plain and Tall - MacLachlan (1985)

89. Ramona and Her Father - Cleary (1977)
88. The High King - Alexander (1968)
*87. The View from Saturday - Konigsburg (1996)
86. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Rowling (1999)
85. On the Banks of Plum Creek - Wilder (1937)
84. The Little White Horse - Goudge (1946)
83. The Thief - Turner (1997)
82. The Book of Three - Alexander (1964)
*81. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Lin (2009)
80. The Graveyard Book - Gaiman (2008)
79. All-of-a-Kind-Family - Taylor (1951)
*78. Johnny Tremain - Forbes (1943)
*77. The City of Ember - DuPrau (2003)
*76. Out of the Dust - Hesse (1997)
*75. Love That Dog - Creech (2001)
74. The Borrowers - Norton (1953)
73. My Side of the Mountain - George (1959)
72. My Father's Dragon - Gannett (1948)
71. The Bad Beginning - Snicket (1999)
70. Betsy-Tacy - Lovelae (1940)
*69. The Mysterious Benedict Society - Stewart ( 2007)
*68. Walk Two Moons - Creech (1994)
67. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher - Coville (1991)
66. Henry Huggins - Cleary (1950)
65. Ballet Shoes - Stratfeild (1936)
*64. A Long Way from Chicago - Peck (1998)
*63. Gone-Away Lake - Enright (1957)
*62. The Secret of the Old Clock - Keene (1959)
*61. Stargirl - Spinelli (2000)
*60. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi (1990)
59. Inkheart - Funke (2003)
58. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Aiken (1962)
57. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Cleary (1981)
*56. Number the Stars - Lowry (1989)
*55. The Great Gilly Hopkins - Paterson (1978)
54. The BFG - Dahl (1982)
53. Wind in the Willows - Grahame (1908)
*52. The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007)
51. The Saturdays - Enright (1941)
*50. Island of the Blue Dolphins - O'Dell (1960)
*49. Frindle - Clements (1996)
*48. The Penderwicks - Birdsall (2005)
*47. Bud, Not Buddy - Curtis (1999)
*46. Where the Red Fern Grows - Rawls (1961)
45. The Golden Compass - Pullman (1995)
44. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Blume (1972)
43. Ramona the Pest - Cleary (1968)
42. Little House on the Prairie - Wilder (1935)
41. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Speare (1958)
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Baum (1900)
39. When You Reach Me - Stead (2009)
38. HP and the Order of the Phoenix - Rowling (2003)
37. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Taylor (1976)
36. Are You there, God? It's Me, Margaret - Blume (1970)
35. HP and the Goblet of Fire - Rowling (2000)
*34. The Watson's Go to Birmingham - Curtis (1995)
33. James and the Giant Peach - Dahl (1961)
32. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - O'Brian (1971)
31. Half Magic - Eager (1954)
30. Winnie-the-Pooh - Milne (1926)
29. The Dark Is Rising - Cooper (1973)
*28. A Little Princess - Burnett (1905)
27. Alice I and II - Carroll (1865/72)
26. Hatchet - Paulsen (1989)
25. Little Women - Alcott (1868/9)
24. HP and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling (2007)
23. Little House in the Big Woods - Wilder (1932)
*22. The Tale of Despereaux - DiCamillo (2003)
21. The Lightening Thief - Riordan (2005)
20. Tuck Everlasting - Babbitt (1975)
19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Dahl (1964)
18. Matilda - Dahl (1988)

17. Maniac Magee - Spinelli (1990)
16. Harriet the Spy - Fitzhugh (1964)
*15. Because of Winn-Dixie - DiCamillo (2000)
14. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Rowling (1999)
*13. Bridge to Terabithia - Paterson (1977)
12. The Hobbit - Tolkien (1938)
11. The Westing Game - Raskin (1978)
*10. The Phantom Tollbooth - Juster (1961)
9. Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery (1908)
8. The Secret Garden - Burnett (1911)
7. The Giver -Lowry (1993)
6. Holes - Sachar (1998)
5. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Koningsburg (1967)
4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Lewis (1950)

3. Harry Potter #1 - Rowling (1997)
2. A Wrinkle in Time - L'Engle (1962)
1. Charlotte's Web - White (1952)

Monday, April 12, 2010

in My Mailbox

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Books bought from Amazon:

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish
At Witt's End by Beth Solheim
Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
The Crazy School by Cornelia Read

Books bought from my sister's Scholastic book order:

Abduction! by Peg Kehret
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice
Time of the Witches by Anna Myers

Books borrowed from the library:

They Never Came Back by Caroline B. Cooney
Picture Perfect by Elaine Marie Alphin

That's it for me! What did you get this week?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In My Mailbox

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Ok, so I know I said that I would be banned from the bookstores for a while, but I couldn't help but pick up a few books that were on sale at my local Target. After all, it wasn't technically a bookstore purchase. Right? Here's what I bought:

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Willow by Julia Hoban
Wake by Lisa McMann
Fade by Lisa McMann
Gone by Lisa McMann

That's it for me! What did you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox

This week's In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

Ok, so last night over dinner my dad informed me that he was going to put my on a budget, which means easing up on buying books. Before the budget begins I convinced him to let me have one last shopping trip to the bookstore. He sat a price limit, and I was more than happy to spend my afternoon at Barnes and Noble. I received a ton of books, but unfortunately it may have to last me a loooong time. Maybe I will actually find some time to write some much needed book reviews. In the meantime, check out my Goodreads account for reviews and books that I have recently read.


Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve
Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Finally by Wendy Mass
Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
My Life with the Lincolns by Gayle Brandeis
Strawberry Hill by Mary Ann Hoberman
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman
The Pickle King by Rebecca Promitzer
The Story of Cirrus Flux by Matthew Skelton


A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger


Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle
The Yellow House: A Novel by Patricia Falvey
True Colors by Kristin Hannah

Whew! That's it for me. What was in your mailbox this week?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

Once again, I took over my little sister's Scholastic book order from school. She hates it when I order books because she has to carry them all home. Here is what I received:

Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher
Blown Away! by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
The Jacket by Andrew Clements
The Secrets of Alcatraz by Susan Sloate
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
It Only Looks Easy by Pamela Curtis Swallow
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
Crow Call by Lois Lowry

I also bought and received several books from Amazon:

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In My Mailbox

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This week I bought:

How it Ends by Laura Wiess
Northward to the Moon by Polly Horvath
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
Breathe: A Ghost Story by Cliff McNish
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson
House Rules by Jodi Picoult

My sister checked out a book from her school library, which I promptly had to borrow.

Engraved in Stone by Alice Scovell Coleman

What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, February 26, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren

This week I promised myself that I would not purchase any books, yet somehow I ended up spending an hour in Barnes and Noble. Here is what I bought:

The Listener by Shira Nayman
Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
The Ever Breath by Julianna Baggott
The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz
Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett
Dream House by Valerie Laken
Green Witch by Alice Hoffman
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keattey Snyder
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
Toby Alone by Timothee de Fombelle
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In My Mailbox

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This week a bought a lot of good stuff. I also read a lot of good books, since I was stuck at home sick all week. Check at my Goodreads for more info on these books.

Nightwalker by Heather Graham
The Witch's Grave by Shirley Damsgaard
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Albatross by Josie Bloss
Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
Tales of Death and Dementia by Edgar Allan Poe
Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman
Hold Still by Nina LeCour
Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly
Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand
The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon
The Diva Paints the Town by Krista Davis
The Hollow by Jessica Verday
Ruined by Paula Morris
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

That's all for me. What was in your mailbox this week?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In My Mailbox

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This week was another great week for books. As soon as I figure out this whole blogging thing, I will link my reviews and other details. In the meantime, you can look me up on Goodreads if you are interested. Goodreads

First on the list are books that I have received via Amazon:

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine
Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
Running for my Life by Ann Gonzalez
The Phantom Isles by Stephen Alter
Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner

Also, thanks to Chicago Public Library and their yearly Best of the Best conference, I learned about a ton of great books. I couldn't help but pick up a few while I was there. My selections were the following great books:

Butterflies and Moths by Nic Bishop
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Over in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson
Book Fiesta! by Pat Mora
The Goodbye Season by Marian Hale

Finally, because I am lame, I just spent the last hour meandering around Barnes and Noble. Very sad for a Saturday night, but oh well. I got some great stuff!

After by Amy Efaw
Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret
Hard Love by Ellen Wittinger
Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Kyle's Island by Sally Derby
The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan
Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
Al Capone Shines my Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

What's in your mailbox?

Monday, February 1, 2010

In My Mailbox

The Anne Frank Case by Susan Goldman Rubin
Unsolved History: Perplexing People by Gary L. Blackwood
Unsolved History: Enigmatic Events by Gary L. Blackwood
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwansney
Never to be Told by Becky Citra
Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis
Thaw by Monica M. Roe
The Joy of Spooking by P.J. Bracegirdle
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
Good Enough by Paula Yoo
Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire
Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
By the Time you Read this I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Haunted Love by Chris Gonsalves
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson
Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riodan
The Ghost on the Stairs by Chris Eboch
The Year My Parents Ruined My Life by Martha Freeman
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Stella Stands Alone by A. Lafaye
Who's Buried in the Garden? by Ray Villareal
The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley
1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In My Mailbox

This week I received many books in my mailbox:

How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found by Sara Nickerson
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss
The Elephant's Tale by Lauren St. John
Guardian by Julius Lester
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
The Midnight Library: Liar by Damien Graves
The Midnight Library: I Can See You by Damien Graves
The Midnight Library: The Deadly Catch by Damien Graves
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine
Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks
The Mark by Jen Nadol
Dead Guy Spy by David Lubar
The Midnight Library: Shut Your Mouth by Damien Graves
Eli the Good by Silas House
As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway
The Monster Variations by Daniel Kraus
The Vermeer Interviews by Bob Raczka

Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox

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The Smart One by Ellen Meister
Deadful Sorry by Kathryn Reiss
Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before by David Yoo
The Tangled Web by Kathryn Reiss
The Glass House People by Kathryn Reiss
Cosmic by Cottrell Boyce
Paint by Magic by Kathryn Reiss
Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge by Kathryn Reiss
Paperquake by Kathryn Reiss
A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
The Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes
The Old Fox Deceiv'd by Martha Grimes
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Passion and Poison: Tales of Shape-shifters, Ghosts, and Spirited Women by Janice M. Del Negro
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner
Dolphin Song by Lauren St. John
The Last Leopard by Lauren St. John