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Can’t Get Enough of The Darkest Minds? Try these page-turners…

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
Are you a fan of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds?  Were you one of the first to see the movie this week?  If you’re like me, the answer is YES! […]
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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
OK, it’s raining and a little cooler outside but we will soon find ourselves back in the sweltering swamp of August so we have a few chilling thrills to keep […]
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Summer Reads to Give You the Chills (Teen Edition)

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
I don’t know about you, but in the summer I typically like to read some good beach reads.  This year, however, I just haven’t been feeling it. So I decided […]
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See the World in 10 new books

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
We’re back this week with some packing suggestions for your travel reading pleasure. These books are also a good substitute if, like me, you aren’t going anywhere for a while. […]
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A few new LGBTQ reads for your Pride Month reading list

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
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Bingo Love is the most enjoyable romantic graphic novel I have ever encountered. I read it three times and don’t even like romance. Hazel and Mari meet and fall in […]
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Mental Health Books for Teens

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, I will admit, is a hefty book.  It is long and it is deep but it captivated me from page […]
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Social Justice Books for Teens

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
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I recently read the book Dear Martin by Nic Stone and was captivated by its powerful portrayal of a young black teen’s experiences with racism and police brutality in the […]
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Staff Picks: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
It’s finally May (May the 4th be with you!) so if you’re like us, you’re already picking out your summer books for parks, beach, and plane reading. Aren’t you? Well, […]
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A Poem for the Dreamers

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Who doesn’t love Jason Reynolds, right?!  So when I saw his newest book, For Every One, I knew I had to pick it up. Full disclosure, poetry isn’t typically my […]
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Poetry to survive the “Cruelest Month”

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
April, it turns out, is not just the cruelest month (as an allergy sufferer, this speaks to me), but also National Poetry Month, and financial capability month. I couldn’t find much […]
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