Top Ten Wednesday: Books from ALAN that Kellee is Excited About


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.


 Today’s Topic: Books from ALAN that Kellee is Excited About

We are extending TTT through Wednesday because we each needed a top ten list to share the books we are excited about from ALAN. I, sadly, was not able to attend the conference and workshop this year because of an unexpected family need, but I was able to attend virtually, and I have some amazing friends who are making sure I get my books. I cannot wait to open the box and see all the goodies inside! Here are 10 that I am cannot wait to read!

1. Booked by Kwame Alexander


I am excited about this book for two reasons. 1) Kwame Alexander. 2) Soccer because my students LOVE soccer.

2. Stand Off by Andrew Smith

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I love Winger (it was an Walden Award finalist the year I chaired), so I look forward to reading the newest Ryan Dean West adventure.

3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

salt to sea

I love everything Ruta Sepetys has written so far, so I look forward to her newest (and Ricki told me how awesome it is!).

4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

more happy than not

This is another book that was highly recommended by Ricki.

5. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

all american boys

Many friends raved about this book, and I really enjoyed When I Was the Greatest, so I cannot wait to read this one.

6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

rest of us just live here

Another author who always blows me away.

7. Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix

under their skin

I have a feeling that this series is going to be a bit hit with my students, so I cannot wait to read and share.

8. Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle

Enchanted Air

Margarita Engle’s books are always beautiful, and I believe this story that is straight from her heart will be her most beautiful yet. I cannot wait to read it.

9. A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

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The Berlin Wall is something that I do not know much about, and I love learning about history through historical fiction novels.

10. The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett & Jory John

terrible two

I think this book is going to be a big hit for my humor fans!

11. (I KNOW! I KNOW!) I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

i crawl through

A.S. King is brilliant.

Make sure to check out Ricki’s list of the books she’s looking forward to reading from ALAN!

If you attended, which books from NCTE and ALAN are you excited about?
If not, which books are you looking forward to read this upcoming year?

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