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Bridging the Gender Divide: Humor and the Art of Engaging All Readers

with Kim Baker, Caroline Carlson, Jennifer L. Holm, Kristen Kittscher, Heidi Schulz, and moderated by Kellee Moye

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Kim Baker@kim_bakhttp://kimbakerbooks.com/

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Heidi Schulz@HeidiSchulzhttp://HeidiSchulzBooks.com

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Kristen Kittscher@Kkittscherhttp://kristenkittscher.com/

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Kellee Moye@KelleeMoyehttp://www.unleashingreaders.com

Kellee is a middle school reading and journalism teacher, reading coach, and Future Problem Solvers adviser in Orlando, FL.

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I'm reading a book about anti-gravity.

It's impossible to put down.

Submitted by Georgina, 8th grade

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Humor is…

SurprisingBeneficial

Even in serious books!Opens the gateway to other emotions

GenderlessBoys AND girls like funny things!

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Humor Writing Techniques

Specificity Rule of three (end on the

punch line, don’t bury it) Rule of a million Incongruity/funny

juxtapositions

Hyperbole Subverting expectations Subverting taboo Callbacks and missed

callbacks Funny words: harder sounds

are funnier, especially K sounds

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What state really needs a tissue?

Mass-ACHOO-setts

Submitted by Jada, 8th grade

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Especially for Middle Grade Readers

Captures reluctant readersAdds variety.

Farts and underpants are funny, but less so when they are expected. Create a kazoo orchestra, not a single repeating toot.

There are many levels to humor in MGWhat appeals to kids that can also appeal to adults on a different

level and vise versa

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If you ever get cold, just stand in a corner for a bit.

They're usually around 90 degrees.

Submitted by Leila, 8th grade

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Recommended Reading by Funny Ladies

HOW LAMAR’S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY by Crystal Allen

GILDA JOYCE, PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR series by Jennifer Allison IVY & BEAN series by Annie Barrows/Sophie Blackall ATTACK OF THE FLUFFY BUNNIES by Andrea Beaty/Dan Santat ALL FOUR STARS series by Tara Dairman AS IF BEING 12 & 3/4 ISN’T ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT! and DEATH BY TOILET PAPER by Donna Gephart

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Recommended Reading by Funny Ladies

ABSOLUTELY ALMOST and DOUBLE DOG DARE by Lisa Graff RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE series by Shannon Hale/Nathan Hale POPULARITY PAPERS series by Amy Ignatow UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL CHICKENS by Kelly

Jones HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED

by Jess Keating ALVIN HO series by Lenore Look/LeUyen Pham

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What do you call a bear with no teeth?

A gummy bear

Submitted by Veronica, 8th grade

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Recommended Reading by Funny Ladies

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN WITCHES by Lauren Magaziner STEERING TOWARD NORMAL by Rebecca Petruck CLEMENTINE series by Sara Pennypacker/Marla Frazee THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU by Wendy Shang ANY WHICH WALL by Laurel Snyder MILO SPECK, ACCIDENTAL AGENT by Linda Urban

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Recommended Reading by Funny Ladies

JUSTIN CASE series by Rachel Vail/Matthew Cordell CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS series by Jo Whittemore GAITHER SISTERS series by Rita Williams-Garcia THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE series by

Maryrose Wood/Jon Klassen MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS and WARP SPEED by Lisa Yee

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What did the detective duck say to an another detective duck?

I hope we QUACK this case!

Submitted by Amanda, 8th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

Humor makes a book better because it lightens the mood and gives a good laugh.-Carlos, 7th grade

Humor is for girls too because boys are not the only people that live on this earth. -Alyssa, 7th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

Humor usually takes tension off serious parts of the book. Also, the book is more entertaining with humor. -Magda, 8th grade

Humor is also for girls, too, because sometimes we also need something to cheer us up; we aren't always reading romance novels. I for one, love action and humor books WAY more than romance novels.-Jocelyn, 6th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

Humor can lighten the load that a hard situation carries to be more optimistic and help see the good of the situation-Ryan R., 7th grade

Humor is for girls too because not all girls want to read girly romantic novels all the time. Sometimes we want something that will bring us laughter and something to read that will be actually entertaining and funny.-Reyna, 8th grade

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Why does everyone invite the mushroom to their party?

Because he’s a fungi!

Submitted by Emily, 6th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

Humor is for everyone because everybody laughs, everybody gets sad, and everybody gets happy, so there is no reason why humor shouldn't be for everyone.-Ashley, 7th grade

Humor gives people a reason to smile and takes the reader’s mind off things rather than focusing on all the negatives. Also, a lot of books nowadays focus on dystopian societies or forbidden love. It's fun to read something fresh, entertaining, and different.-Jada, 8th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

I like to read humor books because if I’m sad or depressed because of something that happens in my day I can read it in my room and laugh along with the events of the story.-Ryan F., 8th grade

Humor is for girls too because girls laugh too. Girls are more than a pretty face. We, girls, have our weird and funny sides.-Deya, 8th grade

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Straight from Middle Schoolers

I like to read funny books because when I feel mad or sad or somewhat unhappy, I read my book to help make me feel better or happier.-Kiersten, 6th grade

Humor makes people look past the bad things to all the good things in life.-Brennan, 7th grade

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What lies at the bottom of the sea and shivers?

A nervous wreck!

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