Going vintage/iconic seems safer, and ultimately cooler.
|I grabbed a bunch of very obviously school-themed books to display.|
|Close-up of my handiwork.|
Don't know if you noticed in the first picture, but one of the books on the very bottom shelf is "School of Fear" by Gitty Daneshvari. I think that's funny.
For the rest of the library I chose a pleasing blue and purple color scheme that I am quite fond of.
|GENRE: a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content.|
|Can't decide what to read? Pick a genre!|
I keep a clipboard labeled "STUDENT REQUESTS," and write down any titles we're asked for that we don't have. We use that, plus our own recommended lists, whenever we get some funding. I also take the student request list to the used book store when I have credit there from our donations program.
As soon as the kids get settled after the first couple weeks of school, I'm going to plaster everything in here with "BANNED BOOKS WEEK" (September 24th - October 1st) stuff. I thought it might be a little too alarming for the parents and new 7th graders during registration and orientation. But look out in a few weeks.