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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – What You Need to Know about the We Need Diverse Books Campaign

Growing up it was always frustrating that many book characters I aspired to be like were often nothing like me. Say, for example, the pretty, popular girl who got the guy of her dreams in a romantic novel, or the

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GEPL Teens: One Year Later

Guess what?  As of last week, I have officially been your teen librarian for a year now!  I hope some of you are excited about that – I know I certainly am.  It’s been a wonderful year for me here

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Tuesdays with Morrie

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Description: Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound

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GEPL Teens: World War II Historical Fiction

Last time I discussed historical fiction on this blog, I specifically talked about how it sometimes seems like reading fantasy.  Well, today’s historical fiction list definitely does not feel like fantasy.  Perhaps it’s just because it’s a more recent period,

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Cool Kids

Just recently, while chilling out and listening to some tunes, I came across a song called Cool Kids by Echosmith. As guessed from the title, it acknowledges the difficulties of social life as a young adult.  As a high school

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GEPL Teens: What I’m Reading Now – Clariel

One of the most exciting things about being librarian is that sometimes I luck out and get to read a hotly anticipated new release ahead of time.  This is always exciting, but when that new release is the prequel to

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – The Power of Literature

As was noted everywhere from this blog to Buzzfeed quizzes, Banned book week was observed in September. While I could spout all the fun facts I learned about challenged works, I find myself reflecting further on the power of literature

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GEPL Teens: Celebrating Fall

Although some of the unseasonably warm weather recently would have you believe otherwise, fall is upon us (as proven by yesterday’s cold snap!).  You’ve all been back in school for several weeks, the leaves are starting to turn, and there

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Future of Us

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler Description: It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last

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GEPL Teens: Banned Book Mugshots

Last week, we talked a little on this blog about Banned Books Week, and public libraries’ commitment to ensuring everyone has access to information and books.  This week, we’re doing something a little different to recognize Banned Books Week and

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