Reader’s Corner: #OwnVoices

This week’s featured booklist focuses on diversity with the #OwnVoices Booklist. The #OwnVoices movement was started with a simple hashtag suggestion by Corinne Duyvis who wanted a way to identify youth literature about diverse characters written by a member of the marginalized community it depicts, allowing them to be a voice in their own storytelling. […]

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Readers’ Corner: Laugh-Out-Loud

Have you ever read a book that was so funny you just couldn’t help but laughing-out-loud, whether you were in a public location or at home?  If not, you’re in for a treat! This weeks booklist features our favorite funny books with something for everyone. Enjoy!   Marissa @ Mariner Library

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Readers’ Corner: Eco-Fiction

Climate change is a major concern for most people these days, especially with the storms getting stronger (um, what’s a bomb cyclone?) and the temperature getting more extreme (snow in the Sahara?!). This week’s featured booklist includes some pretty amazing stories about what the world might be like in the future if climate change continues to […]

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Readers’ Corner: Martin Luther King, Jr

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the leading figures in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. It is a day to reflect on equality, public service, and the value of diversity in our culture. This weeks featured booklist includes both non-fiction and […]

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Readers’ Corner: If you Love Simon

If you read and loved Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, you’re probably excited about the movie adaptation, Love, Simon, coming out in March. And if that’s not enough excitement and love for you, check out this week’s featured teen booklist, which includes a bunch more books you’ll probably also love. If […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Refugee

Trailer Tuesday: Refugee by Alan Gratz And if you’re interested in the topic of refugee, see SIL Teen’s Immigrants, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses booklist. Contact Marta @ the Marysville Library with book trailer suggestions or post in the comments below.

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Readers’ Corner: Superhero Comics

With all the new and amazing graphic novels coming out, I sometimes forget about the good old-fashioned superhero comics that started it all. This week’s featured teen booklist gives you a great selection of the best superhero comics you might have missed. We have Wonder Woman, Ms Marvel, Batgirl (who was a librarian, by the […]

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Readers’ Corner: Squeaky Clean Reads

You may be spending more time with your family this time of year, and this week’s featured teen booklist will help you avoid some awkward situations. Teen fiction is great, but there are books that you might not want your grandmother or 7-year-old nephew reading over your shoulder. But you also don’t want to read […]

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Readers’ Corner: Science & Technology

Hey! Don’t let your brain atrophy over Winter Break! Exercise your noggin while also being entertained with one of the books from this week’s featured teen booklist: Science & Technology. These non-fiction titles can teach you about disease, disaster, germs, and poison. On the lighter side, there are books about dogs, travel, and Batman, and […]

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Readers’ Corner: Transgender & Gender-Fluid Journeys

This week’s featured teen booklist is about a group of people who are often misrepresented and misunderstood. Step inside the complex world of gender identity with one of these books about teens going through transgender and gender-fluid journeys. Every story is unique, and you’ll be moved by the many physical and emotional journeys presented here. […]

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