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GEPL Teens: Women’s History Month – Part I

March is Women’s History Month, which is a pretty awesome celebration of pretty awesome women.  But my favorite “history” has always been historical fiction, so in honor of Women’s History Month, I put together a list of some books featuring

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – The Outsiders, Book vs. Movie

The Outsiders is “for teenagers, about teenagers, and written by teenagers.” The story is a realistic fiction novel based on the rivalry of two gangs during the mid-1960’s, the Greasers and the Socs. The book was published in 1967, leading

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Not Otherwise Specified

I’ve mentioned before that one of the perks of being a librarian is getting to read some seriously awesome books before they’re actually published.  The latest that I read comes out next week, on March 3, and it’s already in

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – I’ll Give You the Sun

Note from Hannah: This teen book review is particularly well-timed, since I’ll Give You the Sun recently won the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult literature!  Enjoy. “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been

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GEPL Teens: Morris Award Nominees

Last week, I raved about Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, winner of this year’s Morris Award for best young adult debut. But because the Morris is my favorite of the young adult literature awards, I actually read all five nominees

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – The Oscars

As we all know, this weekend the famous Academy awards will be taking over millions of Americans’ Sunday evenings. At this time of year, all kinds of award shows are taking place such as the SAGs, the Golden Globe Awards,

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Okay, so technically I didn’t just read this – it was one of this year’s nominees for the Morris Award for best young adult debut, so I read it before they announced the winners on February 2. As a matter

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Outsiders

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Description: According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and

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GEPL Teens: Best YA

Last time you were near the Teen Scene, you may have noticed a “Best YA of 2014” display on one of our book cubes, with a wide variety of books on it.  Because of course, with the end of one year and

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars, a novel that I have recently read and instantly fell in love with, is the subject of this blog. If you haven’t read or even heard of this amazing novel by John Green, you should

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