25
Jul

Out of the Easy — teen review

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys review by Kara E., age 15 (Teen Advisory Board) Rating:   Jo is the daughter of a prostitute who works in a successful brothel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Jo does not want to follow in her mother’s footsteps and is struggling to get out of […]

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24
Jul

Raven Boys — discussion recap

It’s summer!  Our book discussion summer series “Claws to Read” starts off with… The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Find it in our library:  The Raven Boys Summary:  Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, […]

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23
Jul

What’s Your Superpower? — writing workshop and conversation with Author Amy Tintera

Our focus for June was SUPERPOWERS!  We had a short writing exercise followed by a conversation with special guests author Amy Tintera and writer Kimberly Cooper, who answered writing and publishing questions posed by the teens. Writing prompt We started out with brainstorming on various superpowers.  There are usual superpowers as well as not so […]

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