Reviewing and discussing books (mostly YA and children's), reading and writing from the perspective of a secondary English teacher, research student and writer. My research is on reading, YA and diversity, so I'm sure that will be reflected here too.
Reading Recommendations Slide 12: Music
Four fab contemporary YA reads with a strong thematic focus on music for this week – 3 about bands/musicians and being a fan, and one about being in a band.This Song Is (Not) For You has an asexual character (who is nonetheless romantic and is represented really well – lovely to see asexuality not presented as a symptom of/linked to something else) – you may have particular students who may appreciate seeing that representation.I pop these recommendation slides up while I take KS4 and 5 registers (if I had yr9 classes, I’d use them there too) and allow students to read the info and decide whether they want to find any of these books. It’s a key one of my attempts to widen their reading and help them find books they might enjoy as there are certainly plenty of those out there, and the curriculum doesn’t always make it easy for us to present students with a pleasurable reading experience.