And because I feel terrible about my neglect of this blog of late, I thought I'd share part of my presentation with those of you who can't make it (which I'd imagine constitutes about 99.9% of you): my favorite YA books featuring photography and photographers! Links go to Goodreads or to my review.
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan:
Nice guy Blake struggles to balance his girlfriend, best-friend-who’s-a-girl, and photography class.
Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde:
Lonely aspiring photographer Elle crushes on Frank, the guy next door, only to discover a secret that turns her world upside-down.
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier:
Indian and American cultures clash in Dimple’s darkroom as she falls for the “suitable boy” her parents picked out for her.
Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers:
After Eddie’s father, brilliant teacher and photographer, commits suicide, she searches for the answers to the mysteries behind his death.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:
Jacob explores a remote island to find the truth of the “peculiar” children in his grandfather’s creepy collection of trick photography.
Anyone else work with teens at their local library? I'd be happy to email you the handouts and presentation outline I'm pulling together. Just drop me a line at email@example.com. Hope to see you there!