Booktalking to 10th Grade Honors World Lit Classes

Mrs. E came into the library seeking booktalks for her 10th grade honors world literature classes. The World Lit classes have a semester long project where they read materials with authors from 7 regions around the world. I would provide students with reading options from 5 regions, excluding North America and Europe. The books needed to be a mix of reading levels, YA or adult, and include some translated texts.

I had my work cut out for me! Luckily, the librarian had a list of non-western materials within the library’s collection that I could choose from. Composing these booktalks took longer than the ones for Mr. L’s classes, particularly because I had not read any of the titles and had to solely rely on professional reviews or quick browsing through the pages.

Much like with Mr. L’s class, I began my booktalks by asking the students their reading preferences. The answers I received included psychological thrillers, more sci-fi, contemporary, and nonfiction. Hopefully some students found some books to pick for the next phase of their project!

1st Period Booktalks

3rd Period Booktalks

5th Period Booktalks