For Teachers and Librarians
About The Site
Although Lindsey’s Library is here to delight young adult literature readers of all ages as well as act as a tool for parents, it was initially designed with Teachers and Librarians in mind. After looking through the web, I couldn’t seem to find a good young adult literature review blog that was easy to navigate, cleanly designed, and had clear and concise reviews. I wanted to create a site that was easy to navigate from review to review as well as write reviews that were quick and easy to read but contained all of the relevant information for prospective readers.
How To Navigate
The categories along the left-hand side are for easy navigation through the various reviews, and there are an extensive amount of keywords for each post to make everything easy to search. For instance, if you were looking for books on African American history, then you could simply type in any of those three keywords, or the combination of them, and the books that fall into that classification will come up in your search.
About The Reviews
Each review has five sections: Synopsis, Critique, Rating Rubric, For The Classroom, and Other Books You May Like. For The Classroom is a section specifically created for Teachers to show how the book could be used as a classroom companion. Many of these books are entertaining and teach lessons about various subjects, so they can be used as recommended reading for fun while the corresponding lesson is being taught in the classroom. Also, along the left-hand side, there are a series of categories under the Classroom that divide the books into their relevant subjects. Not all books have material that makes them candidates to be classroom companions, but many of them are perfect for any number of subjects.
The Rating Rubric is designed to give a little bit more breadth to a rating system. The reason for this is because often a book can be an enjoyable read but be potentially lacking overall depth and substance, and a book can be a challenging read with layers of conflict, three-dimensional characters, and rife with social commentary but not that fun to read. Each book or film based off of a book is rated by ten different elements, and then the final overall rating is based off of the average of all of those things. If you’re looking for a certain caliber of book, The Rating Rubric is a good way to find it.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find Lindsey’s Library useful and fun.