01
Apr

I’ll Give You the Sun — teen review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson   I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is a coming of age story about Jude and Noah Sweetwine, twins dealing with grief and a constantly changing family life.  I found the style in which this novel was written intriguing, enticing me all the way through […]

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23
Mar

Teen Advisory Board — March 2015

Teen Advisory Board March 21, 2015 Present:  Chris, Haneen, Cady, Nathan, Kimberly   AGENDA Announcements — need more articles for blog/zine; we’re going to start on our third issue of the zine. Examples of articles by teens: http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2015/zombie-peeps/ http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2014/creative-power/ Teen Summer Reading Challenge game board — constructing an example; new activities, select graphics; adjustments will […]

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20
Mar

Zombie Peeps!

Zombie Peeps by Cady West, grade 9 My best friend and I, along with a couple others, had a blast creating zombie peep dolls, laughing, and admiring our efforts. We were given a wide choice of soft felt fabrics and then told to trace a shape and cut it out. Once that was done, we […]

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13
Mar

Red Queen — teen reviews

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard   The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was fascinating. In it, Mare Barrow, a Red, endures. Reds make up the majority of this dystopian society, but are dominated by Silvers, whose blood gives them great powers. After an incident involving a giant arena, flying box seats, and a talent show […]

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06
Mar

The Boy With Compliments — a poem

The Boy with Compliments by Christal Lee, grade 8   There’s this boy in two of my classes He wears many hoodies But he won’t wear hats, suspenders or glasses Though he does have the mind of a goody, goody He is the boy with compliments   Around the class he is very helpful He […]

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27
Feb

Teen Advisory Board — February 2015

Teen Advisory Board February 21, 2015 TAB present:  Kara, Julia, Chris, Haneen, Sarah, Michelle, Madison, Cady, Nathan   AGENDA– Trip to Vroman’s Bookstore to select YA paperbacks for our collection 1. Each member selected several books for our collection. 2. They looked up each title in our online catalog. 3. Books that we purchased were: […]

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