1st Trimester Independent Reading Project For the 1st trimester independent reading project, you will need to read a Printz Award or Honor book. When finished, you will choose whether to create a book trailer or a comic strip. The explanations of each are included in this packet.

For this project, there are certain requirements. The book you choose:

• Must not be made into a movie or tv show/series • Can’t be one you’ve read already • Must be within your reading range (at or above 8th grade level) • You must read it after Sept 4,2019

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by , a publication of the American Library Association. Learn more about Michael Printz via this video from cjonline.com

The following is a list of both Printz Award winning books, as well as Honor books. I may have a few of these, but you will most likely need to scour OV library, local library, or bookstores to find copies. Printz Award winners:

• 2019 by • 2018: We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour • 2017: , by , , and . • 2016: Bone Gap, by . • 2015: I'll Give You the Sun, by . • 2014: Midwinterblood, by . • 2013: In Darkness, by Nick Lake. • 2012: Where Things Come Back, by . • 2011: Ship Breaker, by . • 2010: , by . • 2009: Jellicoe Road, by . • 2008: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean. • 2007: , by . • 2006: , by . • 2005: , by . • 2004: , by (also a CSK Award winner). • 2003: Postcards from No Man's Land, by . • 2002: , by . Printz Honor books:

• 2019: o Damsel by Elana K. Arnold o A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti o I, Claudia by Mary McCoy • 2018: o Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds. Also a Newberry and a CSK Honor Book. o Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor. o The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. Also a CSK Honor Book. o Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, by Deborah Heiligman. • 2017: o Asking for It, by Louise O'Neill. o The Passion of Dolssa, by Julie Berry. o Scythe, by Neal Shusterman. o The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon. • 2016: o Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Pérez. o The Ghosts of Heaven, by Marcus Sedgwick. • 2015: o And We Stay, by Jenny Hubbard. o The Carnival at Bray, by Jessie Ann Foley. o Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith. o This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. Also a Caldecott Honor Book. • 2014: o Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell. o Kingdom of Little Wounds, by Susann Cokal. o Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch. o Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool. • 2013: o Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Also a Pura Belpré Author Award winner) o Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein o Dodger, by Terry Pratchett o The White Bicycle, by Beverley Brenna • 2012: o Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman o The Returning, by Christine Hinwood o Jasper Jones, by o The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater • 2011: o Stolen, by Lucy Christopher. o Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A.S. King. o Revolver, by Marcus Sedgwick. o Nothing, by Janne Teller. • 2010: o Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligman. o The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey. o Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp. o Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes. • 2009: o The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves, by M.T. Anderson. o The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart. o Nation, by Terry Pratchett. o Tender Morsels, by Margo Lanagan. • 2008: o Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, by Elizabeth Knox. o One Whole and Perfect Day, by Judith Clarke. o Repossessed, by A.M. Jenkins. o Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, by Stephanie Hemphill. • 2007: o The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson (also an NBA Young People's Award winner). o An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green. o , by . o , by Markus Zusak. • 2006: o Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan. o I Am the Messenger,by Markus Zusak. o John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, by Elizabeth Partridge. o A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson. • 2005: o Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel. o Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt. o Chanda's Secrets, by Allan Stratton. • 2004: o A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly. o The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler. o Keesha's House, by Helen Frost. o Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going. • 2003: o The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer (also an NBA Young People's Award winner and a Newbery Honor book). o My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr. o Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos. • 2002: o Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, edited by Jan Greenberg. o Freewill, by Chris Lynch. o The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson. o True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff.

Book Mosaics You are going to create a book mosaic of words, ideas, quotes, thoughts, and images about your novel. Your mosaic will contain at least 24 tiles (see below). You will be graded on neatness, color, creativity, spelling, thoughtfulness and accuracy of content. It must all be hand drawn, no computer print outs. It should include captions either in the square or on the back that labels and explains the picture. This is just a template. It needs to be on a new sheet of paper, this size or bigger. Be prepared to share.

Important vocabulary Title of book Picture of ordinary Picture of hero word with definition in world context of story

Important quote from Quote with figurative Picture of Crossing Picture of one of the the hero that language (labeled) the Threshold/New Tests/Road of Trials captures his journey with page number World (page #)

Important Quote Picture and quote Picture of the call to Picture of the from Mentor from an Ally adventure Supreme Ordeal (page #)

Important Quote Picture of something Picture of The Picture of one of the from the hero important to the hero Reward Tests/Road of Trials (page #)

Important vocabulary Three strong Quote with figurative word with definition in Symbol/important adjectives that language (labeled) context of story object describe this book with page number

Theme statement Picture and quote Picture of Picture of The Road (what does the hero from a Shadow or mentor/supernatural Back learn) Shapeshifter aid

Independent Reading Contract Trimester 1

Student’s Name:______Period:______

Trimester Three Assignment:____Printz Award Winners/Honor books ______Dates to Remember… Contract Due By: ______(today)______Book Read By Check-in:______Book Project Due By:______

As a part of the reading requirements for this trimester, you will be selecting at least one novel that is a Printz award nominee or recipient. Once you have completed your novel, you will be sharing it with a small group by presenting the book along with a book mosaic you’ve made. (Details will be supplied in a separate packet.) In late October, I will have a graded check-in. You should have finished your book by that time.

Requirements: For this project, there are certain requirements. Should you complete a project that doesn’t meet the requirements, you will either need to choose a different book and redo your project with a late pass OR you will receive a zero. • Must be a book you have not previously read • Must be a book read in trimester 1 (after September 4) • Must not be made into tv or movie • Must be a book at or above your reading level

While most of the reading of this novel will be done outside of class, there will be independent reading times during class. You may also want to read your novel when you have finished your assignments each day. You should, therefore, bring your book to class each day so that you may read when time allows. To allow yourself enough time to complete the project in a thorough and thoughtful manner, you should budget your time so that you complete the reading by the given date. (ie. Don’t wait until the last minute) Please see the given sheet for titles.

Student Contract

I acknowledge that the novel I will select is one that meets the above requirements. I agree to complete my novel in time to prepare for my project.