Inspiring the Next Generation
Welcome to my first post on RB4U in 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, spent time with loved ones, friends and family, stuffed themselves on delicious foods, and have set some goals for this year!
My 2017 has begun with a long-term substitute position at a local elementary school. The teacher has his hip replaced and I'm guest teaching in his class of wonderful fifth-graders. I do love teaching. It gives me a unique chance to interact with the next generation. I can be creative and silly. But one of my favorite parts of teaching is being able to share my love of reading and writing with the students.
The class knows I'm an author and that my books aren't suitable for their age level, but that doesn't stop me from sharing books which are perfect for them. Many of them are my favorites from way back! Last week, I brought in the first and second book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. The students enjoy fantasy stories at this age as well as sarcasm and puns. Piers includes those in his books in such a way that the students will chuckle but also adults will see them differently, deeper. Immediately, one student picked it up and began reading it. Hopefully, I've shown them a new series which will entertain them for many years.
This week, I'm going to share another series...The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This series will appeal to fans of the Rick Riordan- Percy Jackson series. I can't wait to read the blurb to the kids and give them a chance to borrow the book. I know I'll have some takers!
Then I'll have one more week to share another book! Ohhh...It's so tough to choose. :) I have so many wonderful books to share. And best of all, I'm encouraging them to read as well as exposing them to new authors.
If you could share a favorite book or series with a group of young adults, which one would you share and why?
Until next month, take care and be sure to stop by my website for my latest releases and blog posts.