James Black’s Choice Books

  • 1 Extra Novel from an author we have to read in class: “Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers (Young Adult/War Novel, Grades 9-12)
  • 1 Margaret Edwards Award Author: “An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793” by Jim Murphy (Young Adult/Historical Nonfiction, Grades 6-12)
  • 1 Printz Award Author: “The White Darkness” by Geraldine McCaughrean (Young Adult/Fantasy/Mystery, Grades 7-12)
  • 1 Scott O’ Dell Award Author: “The Bomb” by Theodore Taylor (Young Adult/Nonfiction/War, Grades 6-12)
  • 1 ALA Greatest Graphic Novels for Teens selection: “Pitch Black” by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton (Young Adult/Graphic Novel, Grades 8-12)
  • 1 Batchelder Award Author: “Nothing” by Janne Teller, translated by Martin Aitken (Young Adult/Horror/Fiction, Grades 7-12)
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2 Responses to James Black’s Choice Books

  1. “Fallen Angels” and “The Bomb” would make good pairing in a course. You could read some other books as well that addressed war–they would be cool to do in a co-taught class with a social studies teacher. Enjoy your books.

  2. mpdavenport says:

    yeah man I saw that House of the Scorps and was so confused about the phonetic spelling again that I had to get it.

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