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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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GEPL Teens: Banned Books

Once again, it’s time for a new display in the Teen Scene to highlight a new set of books.  And because September is when the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week (September 21-27), this month’s display is showcasing some

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Books Are for Everyone

The Slate Book Review recently wrote an article by Ruth Graham on how adults should be ashamed about reading books written for teenagers. These types of books include realistic fiction such as the well favored novels The Fault in Our

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Giver, Book to Movie

Recently, I went to see The Giver and shortly after, read the book. Both were very different in many ways. Yet, both were very amazing and enjoyable works of art. The Giver is a thought provoking movie with cool visual

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