Episode 73: Exciting Summer Books for Tweens and Teens!

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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen, senior book and movie reviewer for Common Sense Media, and she has some awesome book recommendations for older kids. Plus, we’re talking about phones and summer camp: are your kids allowed to take their phones to camp? Do you text your kids while they’re at camp? We’ll let you know what we think. Plus our Bytes of the Week!

Boy reading book

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

Summer Reading Recommendations

Common Sense Media Senior Book and Movie Reviewer Sandie Chen

Teen Lit Rocks

We Need Diverse Books

Sandie’s book recommendations:

The Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse

Salt to the Sea, By Ruda Sepetys

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler, by Russell Freedman

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, by Carole Boston Weatherford

Illumanae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Fifth Wave Trilogy, by Rick Yancey

The Winner’s Trilogy, by Marie Rutkoski

Book One: The Winner’s Curse

Book Two: The Winner’s Crime

Book Three: The Winner’s Kiss

The Raven Cycle Quadrigy, by Maggie Stiefvater

Book One: The Raven Boys

Book Two: The Dream Thieves

Book Three: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Book Four: The Raven King

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Phones at Summer Camp

PhoneSick At Camp, by Jill Werman Harris – NY Times

iPod Nano

iPod Shuffle

Bytes of the WeeK

Portable battery-run charger

People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Vanity Fair’s People vs. OJ recaps and fact checks

ESPN 30 For 30 – OJ: Made in America: Streaming on ESPN.Go.com, On DVD/Bluray

LifeStraw Go Water Bottle

Beyoncé Formation World Tour info

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