Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Practicum

I am starting my Practicum this semester at the Fort Worth Public Library! This is very exciting because I will be working in the Children's Center and doing research projects on books. Including...
A Super Bowl Bibliography: a bibliography developed of the 20-30 best books for youth (grades K-12) on a mixture of the following topics: leadership, sportsmanship, football (including but not limited to biographies), women athletes, and values. There should be both English and Spanish titles included. Provide brief summaries and/or reviews as well as any recommended reading lists they might appear on. They do not have to be books currently owned by FWL. We are working on a project related to the Super Bowl activities and want to distribute a bibliography as a part of that.
How awesome is this! I am so looking forward to finding these books! So far I would suggest...

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker


Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing that has ever really mattered to Mick Johnson, who works hard for a spot on the varsity team his freshman year, then tries to hold onto his edge by using steroids, despite the consequences to his health and social life.






Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school’s rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

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