The Burning

2020-08-04T14:48:28+00:00

Laura Bates makes an impressive YA debut with The Burning.  Anna and her mother have left their home (and their identities--for the most part) back in Birmingham, moving to a small Scottish town.  From the beginning, Anna's shame and sadness over what happened in England color the move.  While her widowed mother tries to act as if everything will be [...]

The Burning 2020-08-04T14:48:28+00:00

Fast Friday Picks: Great Graphic Novels!

2020-07-31T12:55:27+00:00

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki (2020 Eisner Winner "Best Publication for Teens) Upset about her on-again, off-again relationship with her girlfriend Laura Dean, Freddy Riley depends on her friends, a local mystic, and a relationship columnist for help in dealing with her situation. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, Deja and Josiah [...]

Fast Friday Picks: Great Graphic Novels! 2020-07-31T12:55:27+00:00

Once Upon An Eid

2020-07-28T14:40:20+00:00

S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed, two powerhouse YA authors have teamed up to edit Once Upon An Eid, a collection of stories celebrating hope and joy from 15 Muslim authors.  Since Eid al-Adha is being celebrated this year beginning on Thursday, July 30 and ending on Monday, August 3, this is a perfect time to join in the happiness and [...]

Once Upon An Eid 2020-07-28T14:40:20+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: Teens in the Kitchen!

2020-07-24T13:15:12+00:00

Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life by Marcus Samuelsson A memoir from the world-famous chef describes his life as an orphan in Ethiopia, upbringing by his adoptive family in Sweden, and the cooking lessons from his adoptive grandmother that lead him to train in some of Europe's most demanding kitchens. Food Wars! series by Yuto Tsukuda Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a [...]

Friday Fast Picks: Teens in the Kitchen! 2020-07-24T13:15:12+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: July 17 is International Day of Justice.

2020-07-17T15:39:04+00:00

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale #Not Your Princess presents stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping that are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. -- Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone Stone examines barriers to education in depth--early child [...]

Friday Fast Picks: July 17 is International Day of Justice. 2020-07-17T15:39:04+00:00

Again Again

2020-07-14T14:15:08+00:00

E. Lockhart's newest novel is a dizzying ride through the multiverses Adelaide Buchwald's lives through one summer. A year after a family catastrophe (and tragedy), Adelaide finds herself on academic probation at the fancy boarding school where her father has had to take a job. She's been dumped by her boyfriend and is living separately from her mother and brother. [...]

Again Again 2020-07-14T14:15:08+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: History You Might Not Have Learned About in School!

2020-07-10T14:55:44+00:00

History You Might Not Have Learned About In School A Few Red Drops by Claire Hartfield This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture in Chicago in 1919. -- Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by [...]

Friday Fast Picks: History You Might Not Have Learned About in School! 2020-07-10T14:55:44+00:00

Tigers, Not Daughters

2020-07-07T14:42:22+00:00

Life was sad for the Torres girls before.  But, after the death of eldest sister Ana, things completely fall apart.  Jessica, once brash and confident tries to become Ana.  Iridian, the one most like Ana, shrinks into the shadows and becomes scared to even leave their home, and Rosa turns to her faith and a belief that she can somehow [...]

Tigers, Not Daughters 2020-07-07T14:42:22+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: Alexander Hamil-FUN!

2020-07-03T11:06:46+00:00

Excited to see Hamilton?  Here are a bunch of books to enjoy while you are immersed in the Hamilton experience. Lin-Manuel Miranda: Composer, Actor, and Creator of Hamilton by Kathryn Harrison Born in New York City to Puerto Rican immigrant parents, Lin-Manuel Miranda's creativity was influenced by the vibrant city. He began writing his first musical while he was in [...]

Friday Fast Picks: Alexander Hamil-FUN! 2020-07-03T11:06:46+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: LGBTQ History

2020-06-26T09:54:06+00:00

Today's Friday Fasts Picks are great for learning more about LGBTQ History. Click on a title to place a hold. Transgender Rights: Striving for Equality This collection of articles features reporting, opinion pieces, and first-person accounts that capture the evolving conversation about issues related to the trans community. Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights [...]

Friday Fast Picks: LGBTQ History 2020-06-26T09:54:06+00:00