I look forward to the “best of” lists that come out at the end of each calendar year to add to my collection of books that I put on hold at the library. There are many good lists to reference, from NPR’s Books We Love list to the Goodreads Choice Awards list. I read many different types of genres throughout the year and I enjoy lists that have categories to reference. One of my favorite genres, though, that I go back to time and time again is Young Adult books.
After surveying alumni who are sophomores and juniors in high school, Sycamore teacher Emilie Molter caught up with three Sycamore alumni. From talking with these students, it was clear that our students are well prepared for the writing they do in high school, and there are still areas we can enhance to prepare them even more.