Teens

September/October Teen Newsletter

The September/October issue of the Teen Newsletter features Teen Read Week and an interview with the new Young Adult Librarian at the Katherine Tyra Branch Library.  You will also find a list of some of the new books and audio added to our Young Adult collection.

 

Fantastical Histories

I love historical fiction and reading about people from and events of the past. What I enjoy even more, though, are books set in the past but with fantastical flourishes – maybe something slightly magical, perhaps with ghosts haunting the scene, or of time traveling contemporaries who end up in a distant era. Are books like this really historical fiction? Are they fantasies or science fiction? Are they something else entirely?

Three Damsels in Distress

Do they have the wits and willpower to survive? Will they be rescued or will they need to fight their way out by themselves?

Double Identity     Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Epic Fantasy Withdrawls?

Can't wait for the next instalment of your favorite epic fantasy?  Christophe Paolini taking too long with the last book in the Inheritance Cycle?  Check out these epics for a quick fantasy fix while waiting, and then send in a review to let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer @ Your Library

Emily Dousay, Atascocita VolunTeen, displays her Steampunk journal.

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes today, September 11, as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. One of the best ways to honor this day is to volunteer at your local library. Want to know how?

Not another High School Musical

Two weeks ago I walked into the theater at Katy Mills expecting to see a fluffy, no brain needed, teen flick.  I walked out of the theater duly impressed by the depth of the plot, heading straight to the music store to pick up the fabulous soundtrack.  The movie I saw was Bandslam 

Short Stories: When You Have NO Time

Being back in school it always feels like there’s never enough time to read for fun!! Or, put another way, when we actually have free time, sometimes curling up with a fiction book is not always a priority (I mean, come on, we could be going out to the movies, watching hour after hour of pointless YouTube videos, redesigning our MySpace profiles, playing a video game, getting a Grande soy Chai latte with a shot of espresso at Starbucks…). Enter: the short story.

Bestsellers in Manga

As promsed in last week's post, I highlighted selections listed in The New York Times' Graphic Novels Bestsellers List. Listed below are popular graphic novels in the Manga genre. I also included links to multiple series' anime counterparts (if available) for your enjoyment.

Bleach 1

Back to School Reads

With the beginning of school right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about a bunch of really great books where school is a major part of the story.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Lately I've read several books that describe revolutions - whether attempts to replace established governments, like in the American or French Revolutions, or cultural revolutions, such as those that took place in China or Iran.  If you're also interested in learning about historical revolutions, you might check out:

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