Category: Teens



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Growing Up Transgender

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews VOYA Reviews 2014 October The pictures that open the early chapters show a friendly, pretty girl smiling open-heartedly at the camera. But in easy, conversational style, Andrews recounts his Keep Reading »
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Norse Mythology

June 15, 2017 |
Dive into Norse Mythology by clicking this sentence.   Most of us only have a vague knowledge of the stories found in mythology. For the most part we only know the names of the gods Keep Reading »
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Still Jonesing for True Blood? Meet Midnight, Texas.

May 22, 2017 |
Still jonesing after Sookie Stackhouse since the book series ended in 2013 and the TV tie-in ended in 2014? Well, Charlaine Harris is back with with a new series featuring Francois Arnaud in the starring role as Keep Reading »
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On Sandwiches and Dungeons

May 18, 2017 |
White bread is the classic bread. Almost all of us have had it at some point and for a lot of people it’s the go to bread for sandwich making. But then one day, we Keep Reading »
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Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

VOYA Reviews 2017 February High school students and authors Gonzales (Andy) and Houser describe their paths to finding a career that will satisfy their needs and passions. They both had been questioning what direction their Keep Reading »
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

April 17, 2017 |
With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William changed his life forever. William Kamkwamba used junk parts and an amazing imagination to build the windmill he read about for his Malawian village, harnessing Keep Reading »
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Scythe. Utopia is the new black.

Move over dystopia, make way for utopia.  In the future, Earth is transformed.  Humans are ruled by the benevolent, all-knowing, all-powerful artificial intelligence known as “The Thunderhead”.  It is a world without war, hunger, disease, Keep Reading »

Third-born kids must hide

March 21, 2017 |
The Population Police – an intriguing concept for middle-grade readers. In her book “Among the Hidden,” Margaret Peterson Haddix explores the idea of a world where the government, fearful of a food shortage, dictates that Keep Reading »
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Things are Not Always What They Seem

March 18, 2017 |
When Martin Pistorius was 12 years old, he came home from school with a sore throat. Over the next two years, his mind and body shut down, until he was left a quadriplegic who could Keep Reading »