[aisle] abe book dilemma

Amy Phillips aebromberg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 15:35:44 CDT 2019


Since that book is more of an adult book that would appeal to YA, maybe
give this student a chance to look at other adult titles with YA appeal and
have her give you a reason why that book should’ve been included on the
Lincoln list?

Amy Phillips

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 1:36 PM BROOKE NELSON via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hello Braintrust,
> I have a good student who has completed the Abe challenge (reading all 20
> books) for the last 3 years. She's a senior and is a good kid. She came to
> me today telling me she didn't want to read Only Child because it was
> triggering for her (about the school shooting). I'm pretty strict about
> kids reading all 20 Abe books if they want the reward, but I'm wondering
> what you would do in this situation. She is not an overly emotional
> student, but this student began crying in front of me, something I've never
> seen her do, becuase the book made her so scared of a potential school
> shooting in her brother's school. So, I have an idea what I might do, but I
> wondered if you had any suggestions or past experience with this.
> Thanks,
> Brooke Nelson
> ps. thanks for the previous recs for the library messengers situation.
> --
> Brooke Nelson
> Library Media Specialist
> East Peoria Community High School
> 309.694.8338
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Amy Bromberg aebromberg at gmail.com 847-722-6169 Sent from my iPhone.
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