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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Shared Talents

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Welcome to month five of the 2021 RPL Teen Writing Challenge. How's it been going?? If you're completing the challenge in order, this month you'll be focusing on prompt #5 — "Read something by or about a teen who shares one of your talents." Well, let me tell you, this was a hard post to write! That is because you teens are so stinking talented. I did a quick survey on our Teen Discord Server to see which talents you'd like me to cover, and there were a lot! I've tried to combine as many as I could into a few broad categories but this is by...

MEDICAL INJUSTICES

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Great strides in medical history have often been made as a result of research and experimentation, and the first human successes were arguably the result of successful experiments, often on animals.  As recently as October 2017, an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch stated, “Researchers at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond have induced heart attacks in dogs, surgically implanted pacemakers into them and trained them to run on treadmills, all in the name of studying heart health in humans.”...

May the Fourth be with You

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"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is." - Yoda, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones Star Wars is a franchise that multiple generations have grown up with at this point. Whether your first was the original trilogy, the sequels, or the Rebels cartoon, there’s something for everyone! And tomorrow, May 4th is Star Wars Day! (May the Fourth Be with You, get it? Eh, eh?) Do you have a stockpile of media and books to celebrate? If not, we've got you covered. +++++ Picture Books & Easy Readers:   Chewie and the Porgs...