Jupiter’s Legacy

The trailer for Netflix’s new series, Jupiter’s Legacy just dropped on the web. The show, based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, tells the story of a second generation of super heroes struggling to live …


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LitWorks Teen Book Festival: Kiku Hughes

Friday, May 07, 1:45 PM.

Meet Kiku Hughes. Kiku is a cartoonist known for her science fiction and fantasy stories. Her new book, Displacement, her first full-length project as a writer and artist, tells the story of a teenager pulled back in time to experience the Japanese American incarceration camps alongside her grandmother.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Book Match

Find a book you’ll love with the help of your librarians.

Answer a few quick questions about your favorite reading experiences and we’ll get to work on a personalized book recommendation just for you.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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March is National Craft Month!

In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created National Craft Month to help people rediscover and learn about the benefits of crafting. Dabble in a fun new hobby, or pull out those trusty old needles/hooks/threads/paints/spatulas for some fresh experimenting. Get …


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On the Horizon by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry explores the strange mysteries of humankind, arcing around and around, circling back to the chance crossing of paths.

The story – and it is a story, collected in poetic fragments – looks both at the great behemoth of …


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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Wizard schools may seem like an old trope these days, but Naomi Novik’s A Deadly Education puts a new twist on the education of the next generation of magic-wielders.

I enjoyed the pacing and characters in the first of the …


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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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2021 Michael L. Printz Award Winners

Every year, the Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for teens, based on its literary merit. In addition, the Printz Committee names honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The award’s namesake …


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2021 Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

The award was founded by Dr. Katherine Schneider, who was the first blind …


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Five Unmissable Books from Katherine

From monsters and ghosts to historical adventures and outsider essays, here are a few books I’ve read recently from Kate Racculia, Neil Gaiman, R.Eric Thomas, Mackenzi Lee, and Akwaeke Amezi that I think are unmissable.

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts


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2021 Alex Award Winners

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” …


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Kyrie McCauley wins Morris Award

If These Wings Could Fly written by Kyrie McCauley is the 2021 winner of the Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. The award is named for William C. Morris, “an influential innovator …


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Ya’ll Read? Teen Subscription Box

Answer a couple of questions about your favorite Young Adult reading experiences and, every month, we’ll custom-select a book we’re sure you’ll enjoy. We’ll throw in a few bookish surprises too.

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2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

The Asian/Pacific American Award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Books, Children’s Literature and Youth Literature. The award is administered by the Asian …


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2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented since 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the award encourages …


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On the Horizon by Lois Lowry

I know Lois Lowry mostly as the Young Adult author of The Giver, she’s been around a long time!  This book was inspired by Lowry’s home movie where the USS Arizona was in the background—it was a ship bombed …


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