New Books — January 2020 edition

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New YA Books Woven in Moonlight Isabel Iba�ez · Page Street Kids Pages: 384 Format: Hardcover A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revoluci�n, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.”A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens”Wholly unique.” – Adrienne Young, […]

New Books — December 2019 edition

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New YA Books The Toll Neal Shusterman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Pages: 544 Format: Hardcover From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor-winning series Arc of a Scythe. It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since […]

Teen Advisory Board — December 2019

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Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 12/09/2019   Present: Emilie, Liam, Leon, Cassie, Julia, John, Haile, Taleen Focus of December meeting: strategic plan / TAB timeline & recruitment marketing Supplies: LEGO Robotics set; arts and craft ideas & previous events; laptops   Agenda   Welcome (5 min)   Debrief […]

Minds in Motion 2019

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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) Teen Buddies/Teen Club present their 8th annual art show. Teen artists shared their original handmade sensory art forms, photography, personal stories and a short live performance.   About PCDA: Since 1996, PCDA has worked to improve the lives of children and families affected by autism […]

Teen Advisory Board — November 2019

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Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 11/16/2019   Present: Genevieve, Sophie, Emilie, Taleen, Haile, Cassie, Leon Focus of November meeting: murder mystery evaluation, strategic plan / TAB timeline   Agenda   Welcome (5 min)   Debrief & upcoming (20 min) DIY snow globes – Dec 16 State of the […]

A Surprising School Trip — a story by Leah Bacigalupi

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 1st place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “A Surprising School Trip” by Leah Bacigalupi Age 12   Summary:  Harper discovers a startling detail about her family.   Harper Rakosi was sitting on the bus begrudgingly. She hated field trips, especially this one. […]

to be free — a story by Chloe Daily

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 2nd place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “to be free” by Chloe Daily Age 12   Summary:  A slave wishes to be free.   my name is araminta ross. i’m the master’s slave. my mama is harriet ross. my papa benjamen ross. […]

Family is Everything — a story by Jordan Fleischman

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 3rd place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “Ang pamilya ay lahat (Family is Everything)” by Jordan Fleischman Age 12   Summary:  The narrator explains her own hidden history.   “Kumusta po kayo. Ako si Jordan.” “Como esta. Me llamo Jordan.” This is […]

The Soldier — a story by Samuel Smookler

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “The Soldier” by Samuel Smookler Age 12   Summary:  The narrator discover some important history about his grandfather.   It’s 2006 and it’s been two months since my grandpa died from Alzhimer’s. I didn’t cry […]

The Great Molasses Flood — a story by Sierra Ng

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “The Great Molasses Flood” by Sierra Ng Age 12   Summary:  Josie learns about the Great Molasses Flood.   Not many people know about the Great Molasses Flood in Boston. Josie didn’t. But when Josie found […]