The Sea Knows My Name asks how our stories shape us. It asks us what happens when all our stories are about Zeus rather than Leda; Apollo rather than Daphne; Ajax rather than Cassandra.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the things Hazmat has taught me, I don’t think I want to: I love thinking of book plots (and life!) without a beginning, middle, and end…but, instead, seeing moments and days as a wild quilt flashing by, a horizon that keeps opening and expanding …on and on.
Teen librarian Karen Jensen discusses the upcoming Carrie inspired The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson, one of the leading writers of YA horror for today's teens
Hand this one to social justice-minded readers who will be inspired by the actions of these incredible kids.
Teen contributor Riley Jensen shares a list of books set during the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year to get those last hurrah's in before school starts.
You know what I liked best about this book? I didn't know where it was going. I wasn't sure what decisions the characters would make or if things would work out. At points, I wasn't even sure what "work out" meant for these characters.
While I wish I could say that burnout can be solved by writing a book, it can’t. But it was a good start and helped me realize how much I love education and teaching. It helped me find my way back to what I love.
The librarians at the Lockport Branch Library walk you through a fun, live action game of Hungry Hungry Hippos
During the middle school years, kids are in different phases of development, navigating puberty, exploring their identities, and transitioning from childhood into young adulthood. To say a lot is going on would be an understatement.
Teen librarian Karen Jensen reviews the upcoming middle grade novel ATTACK OF THE BLACK RECTANGLES by Amy Sarig King
by Steven Engelfried
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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