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Episode 76 — Life After High School


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 23:37
Original Air Date Published August 10, 2014

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Episode 76 – Life After High School


Episode 76 – Life After High School

Many teens enjoy reading up. That means choosing books where the main character is just a few years older than they are, and then reading in order to imagine what their life might become. For older teens, reading up means reading about life after high school. In this episode, you’ll hear about teens who are envisioning—or living—life on their own. Some are on their way to college, while others are joining the military, going on road trips, or serving time in juvenile detention. Together these books show teens the range of paths to adulthood and the struggles that are a natural part of the process.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013)
  • Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando (Little, Brown, 2013)
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (HarperTeen, 2014)
  • Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian (Carolrhoda Lab, 2014)
  • Looking for Jack Kerouac by Barbara Shoup (Lacewing, 2014)
  • Juvie by Steve Watkins (Candlewick, 2013)
  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (Candlewick, 2014)