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Kacey’s Jams

Kacey’s Jams

You probably won’t be surprised to know that music was an important part of my process as I wrote HOW TO ROCK BRACES AND GLASSES. While I developed Kacey and Zander’s musical tastes, I found some great new (and old) tunes, and have compiled some of my favorites in a playlist on mixpod.com. Some of the songs on this playlist are mentioned in the book; some are songs that were inspiring to me as I wrote certain scenes. I hope you love them all. Listen to Kacey Simon’s soundtrack below by clicking on the iPod.

And for more on the role of music in How to Rock, check out my guest post for TeenReads!


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Music Playlist at MixPod.com

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A High-school Librarian’s Official Unofficial Guide to Great Summer Reads for 2011

A High-school Librarian’s Official Unofficial Guide to Great Summer Reads for 2011
Happy summer, guys and gals! In honor of the first official day of summer (okay, that was yesterday. Sorry.), I’m unleashing the power of the blog on my friend and favorite librarian, Kate Ryan. Below, Kate posts her must-reads for Summer 2011. If I were you, I’d read them. Otherwise, you might get detention.
- mh

Hello all!

When my dear friend Meg asked me to write a summer reading list for you lovely bookish folk I was thrilled! *Virtually wheels a fabulous bookcart of summer reads directly to your computer screen.*

My list comes mostly from interactions with my own wonderful high school students. I have some great readers under my wing and they let me know when they enjoyed something, when they hated something, or when there’s something really great on the horizon. Other aspects of my job involve reading a tonnn of book reviews, scouring other librarians’ book lists, and spending my district’s money to bring the best new books onto our shelves. Also, I get to wear a lot of cardigans. (Helloooo, best job ever? Seriously, you should all look into it.)

So without further ado, here is my School Librarian’s Unofficial Guide to Great Summer Reads for 2011. (“Unofficial” because it’s kind of all over the place — YA stuff, graphic novels, “adult” books, older books you might have missed, etc. Just bear with me. For a librarian, I’m remarkably unorganized.)

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