South Carolinia Young Adult Book Awards Booktalks

Welcome to my book talks on the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees for 2008-09!

Thank you for visiting my book talk web site. If you are a teacher or media specialist/librarian, you are welcomed to stream this audio and use the brochure in your classroom. In a few of the book talks, I have adapted information from reviews or through information provided by the publisher about the books. The source for these book talks is cited in the recording.   I have read all but one of the books.  (Don't ask which one!)  I am serving my third year as a member of the SCASL committee for Young Adult Book Awards.
The music is provided by Infi Midi . 

2008-09 SCASL YA Brochure
I created the 2008-09 brochure for the Young Adult titles this year for the South Carolina Association of School Librarians.  You may wish to print a copy of the brochure to have available while you listen to the book talks.  You can use it to make notes of the book titles you wish to read.

Brochure of the 2008-09 Nominees

Audio is by QuickTime

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Musical Interludes:
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
With or Without You - U2
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Break on Through - The Doors
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Jessica - The Allman Brothers
Layla - Eric Clapton
Thought I Had Gone to Heaven - Bryan Adams
We Gotta Get Out of Here - Ian Hunter
Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Losing My Religion - REM
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Rebel, Rebel - Rolling Stones
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
China Girl - David Bowie

MP3 booktalks.
Mary M. Silgals, MLIS
Trident Academy
1455 Wakendaw Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

2008-09 Nominee List of Titles:
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Bad Kitty by Michelle Jaffe
The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Dairy Queen: A Novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Dead Connection by Charlie Price
Doppelganger by David Stahler, Jr.
Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1 by David Klass
Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Monkey Town:  The Summer of the Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd
The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Trigger by Susan Vaught
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles
Trident Academy
February 10, 2008

Mary M. Silgals, MLIS