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Despite The Buzz

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Despite The Buzz

Authors & Illustrator

Author:

Tamara
Miller
Davis

Illustrator:

Dave
Reeser
First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Third Place Book Award

Third Place Award

Description

DESPITE THE BUZZ is a cautionary tale concerning tech’s toll, an artfully designed human-interest story about learning, relationships, and wellbeing. A motivated new teacher raises awareness about screen use inside her Reflective Writing class, but she doesn’t realize there’s danger lurking…Contemporary communication dramatically impacts the learning environment, identity formation, and charged emotions of high school students in the story. When an intimate act is shared over social media, an inciting incident demonstrates that the potential in our pockets could be lethal.Can Miss Gabby Oliver protect her students? Who survives the traumatic turn of events? Wait for the twist!This colorful novel depicts demands upon teachers. Despite the Buzz is educational, existential, and exciting!A variety of people will relate to feelings of digital distraction, electronic accountability, and online exposure.