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Young, Gifted, & Black – Black History Month 2020

This year for Black History Month, we’re featuring some great YA books starring young, gifted, & black protagonists!  Check out the list below: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody All American Boys by Jason Reynold and Brendan Kiely American Street … Continue reading

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The Voynich Manuscript

Recently, a friend gave me a copy of a young adult novel I had never heard of, The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. In it, a high school student named Nora takes a job translating letters for … Continue reading

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Hit the road with YA road trip books

If you want to recapture the feelings of youth, there is nothing quite like a novel about teenagers on an unsupervised road trip. Here are a few that stand out. (Links go straight to the library catalog.) An Abundance of … Continue reading

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Book discussion next Monday: Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

Next Monday is the Not-So-Young Adult book group meeting. We’ll be talking about  a really interesting historical novel by M. T. Anderson called The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party. As always, we’ll meet at the Starbucks in … Continue reading

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YA Crossover Recap

Last night was our Young Adult Crossover Booktalk, which was part of this year’s Arlington Reads Together program. There were so many great recommendations for books, I wanted to be sure and list them here for those of you who … Continue reading

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Hooray for YA: Join Us for an Awesome Discussion of Teen Novels for Readers of All Ages

I’ll admit it.  My devotion to teen literature didn’t end in my teenage years.  For the past two decades, three-quarters of my reading material has fallen into the teen category.  The dynamic characters, the fast-paced plots, the FEELINGS… I cannot … Continue reading

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