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Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 25, Episode 3

The NCTE Voices from the Middle Podcast is a radio show featuring middle level ELA teachers from across the United States, practitioner-leaders in our field, YA and middle grades authors, and other surprise guests. Some podcasts tie to specific issues of the print publication Voices from the Middle, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Music by Lee Rosevere.

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In this episode, Sara Kajder engages our teacher panelists Katherine Sokolowski, Alex Corbitt, and Gretchen Taylor in a lit chat  about some of the most important books to them and their students. They also talk about the books they are currently reading and some of the best classroom lessons they have taught or plan to teach this year. In the latest installment of Voices from the Bookshelf, Katherine speaks with her students Slater, Ben, Liam, Biniam, Tucker, and Will about what they love about Jason Reynolds's books.

Books Mentioned
The Girl Who Drank the Moon-Kelly Barnhill
Tournament of Champions-Phil Bildner
Swim the Fly series-Don Calame
And Then There Were None-Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express-Agatha Christie
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1)- Zoraida Cordova
Her Right Foot-Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris 
MVP-Douglas Evans
Turtles All the Way Down-John Green
On the Road-Jack Kerouac
See You at Harry's-Jo Knowles
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark-Debbie Levy
The Baby-Sitters Club-Ann M. Martin
Lonesome Dove-Larry McMurtry
Bridge to Terabithia-Katherine Paterson
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life-James Patterson
All American Boys-Jason Reynolds
The Boy in the Black Suit-Jason Reynolds
Ghost-Jason Reynolds
Long Way Down-Jason Reynolds
Miles Morales: Spider-Man-Jason Reynolds
Patina-Jason Reynolds
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)-Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone-JK Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye-J.D. Salinger
The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas


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