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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 »
Shawn Walsh

From TV to the tabletop:

April 24, 2017 |
Sci-fi and fantasy television go together with tabletop games like fish fingers and custard. Many of our favorite television sci-fi and fantasy shows have been adapted to excellent tabletop games. Given that many sci-fi and Keep Reading »
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Halo: The Fall of Reach

April 20, 2017 |
The trope of a faceless super soldier is turned on its head in Halo: The Fall of Reach. Spartan John-117 or as most know him, Master Chief, is the best soldier the United Nations Space 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 »
Shawn Walsh

Truth, Justice, and the Tabletop Games!

March 20, 2017 |
The weather is not so pleasant outside and you and your family or you and your friends have finished watching your favorite Marvel or DC movie.  What should you do next?  Why don’t you try 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 »
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Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone

February 23, 2017 |
Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1 *Starred Review* Much more than a companion volume to the 2013 semidocumentary of the same title, which portrayed nine girls around the globe overcoming daunting barriers to obtain an education, Keep Reading »

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