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2 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Information, Please!­ Great Books that Inform and Inspire

3 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com n Nonfiction books keep me grounded, says high school senior Laurel Twombley, Reading nonfiction gives me a realistic look at what is going on in the world around me. From a book about a teen cancer survivor (tough) to a quickie biography of the Backstreet Boys (fluff), nonfiction is the real stuff that excites teens about books, about learning, and about libraries.

4 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com n For the power point, visit n www.connectingya.com and click on presentations www.connectingya.com n For more info, email me: patrick@connectingya.com patrick@connectingya.com

5 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Getting started WHO? n Audience n Nonfiction readers n Presenter WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW? n Lecture n Handouts n Question and answer n Power Point: WHY:

6 International Reading Association May 2006 FACTS ABOUT NONFICTION Some facts about nonfiction are n it reaches reluctant readers, n it reaches non-readers, n it reaches new or poor readers, n it reaches at-risk kids n it reaches boys

7 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? n Rethinking our role, our priorities, and our outcomes while remembering our core values about lifelong learning and reading motivation

8 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 1.Advising readers isnt always fiction: librarians are getting back into the readers advisory business in a big way, but were learned a few things 2.Author studies on nonfiction authors

9 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 3.Booklists: online, in-print, and kid created 4.Booktalking and storytelling, in particular cultural diversity tales, scary stories/urban legends/tall tales, and stories of courage

10 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 5.Boys matter / www.guysread.com: it is in most schools boys who are bring down reading scores, so lets look at what boys likewww.guysread.com 6.Brands matter and motivate kids into the tent: Star Wars for example

11 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 7.Diversity matters: nonfiction is often more inviting to diverse populations, easier to find themselves and stories in, and often easier vocabulary matched with illustrations 8.DK rules!

12 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 9.Displays / Merchandising / Inviting spaces: libraries are realizing its about the experience as much as the service or product. Put the books where the kids are! 10.Engaging after school / weekend programs that inform, entertain, and enrich kids based on facts not fiction

13 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 11.Extending the due date / teacher cards: making it easier for teachers to use our materials with their students 12.Extending the unit: if you want to know more, then read…

14 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 13.Getting crafty: focusing on books that inspire kids to create / draw / design 14.Getting facts fix:

15 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 15.Linking with fiction: double plays 16.Linking with media: pop goes the culture: triple plays

16 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 17.Linking with teachers: the prime directive of school librarians is collaboration (www.ala.org/aasl) 18.Linking with computers: this is the draw for many kids, especially new users.

17 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 19.Magazines ARE nonfiction, and lots of nonfiction look/read like magazines, as well as tie-ins (Sport Illustrated for Kids books/ American Girl books) 20.Nonfiction series just for libraries are getting better in content and presentation (Lerner Books)

18 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 21.Partners in the community that we support, for example Scouts 22.Reaching out: school visits with content

19 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 23.Reading aloud: great lives and times 24.Reforming collection development: its is about The Rock, not Plymouth Rock

20 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 25.Starting early – easy nonfiction and early literacy model 26.Teaching information literacy: using nonfiction as examples

21 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 27.Understanding the obstacles to reading: time / focus / skills / learning styles 28.Using the books contents: the Amazon model

22 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com HOW do librarians promote nonfiction? 29.Buying books kids will read. We are focusing on books that emphasize to our younger customers that reading non-fiction can be a pleasurable experience; that it is not just dry, stale text books and a running list of facts.

23 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com n The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz Arf! Arf! Take a peek inside -- the dogs in this book are unlike any dogs you have ever seen. This noisy alphabet book of dog sounds and commands will appeal to the dog lover in everyone. c2004The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz

24 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Denton, Terry It's True! Pigs Do Fly The It's True! series of nonfiction feature breezy writing and quirky cartoons designed to capture and hold your interest. Pigs Do Fly is a history of flight -- all types from birds to kites to modern day jets. 88 p. 2006 It's True! Pigs Do Fly

25 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Jenkins, Steve Actual Size With stunning illustrations, the author discusses and gives examples of the actual size and weights of various animals and their body structures, including the eye of a giant squid and the teeth of a great white shark. 2004 Actual Size

26 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Morrison, Toni Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison has included unforgettable images of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. The accompanying text includes a fictional dialog between children who lived during that emotional era and factual information that ties the book tightly together. 78 p. 2004 Remember: The Journey to School Integration

27 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Crowe, Chris Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case The author presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till in 1955 Mississippi. With vivid narration and detail, the author examines the murder, the following trial, and the importance of these events to the civil rights movement. 128 p. 2003 Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

28 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com McWhorter, Diane A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 McWhorter, writing from the pespective of a white, privileged child growing up in Birmingham in the early 1960's, offers readers an emotional and personal look at the civil rights movement. Liberally Illustrated with photos and enhanced by many extra resources. Ages 10 to 14. 160 p. c2004 A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

29 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Bolden, Tonya The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali This picture book biography covers the most fasinating aspects of his exciting life, from Ali the fighter to Ali the activist. The playful and lively text reflects the illustrations as well as the Ali's personality. 32 p. 2004 The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

30 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Nelson, Peter Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later. 201 p. 2002 Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

31 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Newcomb, Rain The Master Spy Handbook : Help Our Intrepid Hero Use Gadgets, Codes and Top- secret Tactics to Save the World from Evildoers Learn the fine art of tailing, writing secret messages in invisible ink, setting up a secret rendezvous, or changing the size and appearance of your face. 96 p. 2005 The Master Spy Handbook : Help Our Intrepid Hero Use Gadgets, Codes and Top- secret Tactics to Save the World from Evildoers

32 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Platt, Richard Forensics This book looks at the fasinating topic of collecting and analyzing evidence. Close- up color photographs illustrate several examples from ballistics to counterfeit money. Many current uses of this science are discussed. A few examples include the use of DNA to identify victims of the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. 63 p. 2005 Forensics

33 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Ripley's believe it or not! encyclopedia of the bizarre, amazing, strange, inexplicable, weird, and all true! / by Julie Mooney Amazing, strange, inexplicable, weird- and ALL TRUE! 6,000 absolutely REAL oddities, facts, and records.

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40 International Reading Association May 2006 n Things Change n (Walker and Company, April 2004)

41 International Reading Association May 2006 Walker Books for Young Readers http://www.walkeryoungreaders.com/ nailed by Patrick Jones (April 2006)

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45 International Reading Association May 2006 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com n Consulting, training, and coaching for providing powerful youth services including library card campaigns and web projects n patrick@connectingYA.com


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