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Our collection and services are specifically geared for grades 6-12. We have books, games, and computers in our Teen Room, with graphic novels, manga, anime, audiobooks, and music located directly outside of the room. We also offer downloadable movies, books, music, and comics, as well as a full calendar of programs and events. Looking for some great teen reads? We can help you there, too!

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Violet and Daisy: the story of Vaudeville’s famous conjoined twins by Sarah Miller

This non-fiction about the lives of Violet and Daisy Hilton was AMAZING!  Born to an unwed mother in 1908, Violet and Daisy were conjoined at the base of their spines.  In those times, children who were born with this type of physiology were often shunned or considered bad luck.  So, their mother promptly gave them away to Mary Hilton, her attending midwife.  Whereas their birth mother saw them as something to escape, Mary saw [...]

Friday Fast Picks: The Tulsa Race Massacre

The Tulsa Race Massacre has long been written out of history. May 31 and June 1, 2021 mark the 100 anniversary of this national tragedy.  These books and resources are a good start to learning more. Books Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford (text) & illus. by Floyd Cooper This moving account sheds light on shameful events long suppressed or ignored. All collections should consider this title’s value in providing historical context [...]

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

By day, Jo is the poorly treated lady's maid for cruel Caroline Payne, but at night she is a budding journalist with a fantastic following.  Using a pseudonym to keep her identity a secret, she doles out advice on how to be a "genteel Southern" lady.  However, when her popular column addresses racism and sexism in the city, people begin clamoring to figure out who "Miss Sweetie" really is.  Add to that a mysterious [...]

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