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Motivate Teens to Read With Video Booktalks

Video booktalks are a fun, visual way to get your students excited about reading. Share these videos to introduce new teen reads:

9780545040525_xlgAirhead by Meg Cabot (Grades 7-12)
After a bizarre accident, Em wakes up to find she's no longer herself, and there's no way to fix it.

Watch a video interview with Meg Cabot describing the main character of Airhead.

9780439870320_xlgBox Out by John Coy (Grades 7-12)
A basketball player discovers how to stand up for himself when he stands up for what's right.

0545005426_xlgMoribito  by Nahoko Uehashi (Grades 5-12)
When Balsa saw the prince fall from the bridge, her destiny took an unexpected turn.

9780439899277_xlgSuite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (Grades 7-12)
The Hopewell Hotel and its owners finally found something to hope for when Mrs. A moved into the Empire Suite.

9780439916240_xlgSunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers (Grades 7-12)
Vietnam. Iraq. Different generations. Different wars. But the experiences of the soldiers who fought in them are all too similar.

Booktalks can happen at any time throughout the school day, linked to any block in which reading is important. Encourage your students to watch more video booktalks or create their own booktalks.

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