Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Radio Week: I Gotta Feeling-- Black Eyed Peas

I Gotta Feeling-- The Black Eyed Peas
There are a lot of really sad songs, songs about working through tough times or making the best of things. Those songs are for another day! Today we're featuring a song that is just about going out and having a great time with your friends, a true dance party song. To go along with it, we've got books that feature parties, proms and school dances. We hope you'll check one out when you need a study break or you need something to read while you turn up the stereo...

Fat Hoochie Prom Queen-Nico Medina
What does it take to be the queen?
Margarita "Madge" Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else...except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These two girls have a history that's uglier than a drag queen after last call. During a heated argument, they decide there's only one way to end their rivalry: be named prom queen and the other backs off -- for good.
Of course, everything looks different in the sober light of morning, but pride is at stake and the race is on. Madge is committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the title, but so is Bridget. And everyone's got something to hide.
Welcome to Winter Park High School, where the dirt's not just gonna fly...it's gonna go into freakin' orbit.

The Come Up: The World is Mine- by Lyah B. LeFlore
Blue Reynolds has it all: money, brains, style, charisma, and the hunger to be more than what his parents have planned for him. He's a dreamer on a mission to become the world's next music business mogul. But for now he'll settle for being the youngest, hottest party promoter around...and the man on the arm of the fly and sassy Jade Taylor.
Collin Andrews is Blue's best friend, and the order to Blue's madness. Blue dreams up the ideas and Collin figures out how to make them happen; together, they make a powerhouse team that's ready to blow the roof off the music game It's the new American dream, and the sky's the limit. All they need is one shot. 

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Her dad's got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien -- just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, viking-dancing, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!

Two Parties, One Tux and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman

Mitchell Wells may not survive eleventh grade. He really only has one friend, his best friend, David. His normally decent grade point average is in limbo due to a slightly violent, somewhat inappropriate claymation film. And girls . . . well, does hanging out with his sister count?
When David tells Mitchell he's gay, Mitchell's okay with it--but it still seems to change things.
From his pending English grade, to his floundering friendship, to his love life--the one thing that's taken a bizarre turn for the better--Mitchell is so confused, he'll be lucky if he lasts another week in high school And then there's the prom . . .

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