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Fantastic Females

March 20, 2017 - 3:42pm -- TracyC

Maya Angelou said "A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." Nora Ephron said "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Mae West said "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Emma Watson said "I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself."

Women are awesome.

The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire Wins 2016 Blue Spruce Book Award

February 15, 2017 - 10:01am -- Dodie

The winner of the 2016 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award is The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester. The winning title was revealed at the 2017 Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) annual conference on February 2, 2017.

Digital Books Galore

Back in April, I picked up the book, well an audio eBook actually, Delirium. And when I say picked up, I downloaded it to my phone via the Overdrive app. I know it might be hard to sell this series, as I have heard recently, many teens are not that into dystopian novels. I get it. What I am trying to share with you is the wonderful resource of Overdrive.

Holiday Gift Books for Teens

November 14, 2016 - 4:12pm -- Carrie

We've rounded up some of our favorite books of the year (so far) to give you some gift ideas for book-loving friends and family!

The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

Teen Books Becoming Movies in 2017

November 2, 2016 - 1:25pm -- Jill

Every year a teen book is turned into a movie. This year has seen a lot of great young adult books made into movies, including The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 2017 will be no exception to the rule. Many great novels are set to be released as movies but there is still time to read!

Your Vote Matters: Teens' Top Ten and Blue Spruce Award

October 17, 2016 - 9:17am -- Jill

Last week was Teen Read Week. This is a national event dedicated to encouraging teens to read for the fun of it.  Alongside Teen Read Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)  also had voting open for Teens' Top Ten, which allows teens to vote for their favorite book from the previous year. Check out a list of nominees here. Though Teen Read Week has ended, you can continue to read for fun all year long.

Batman Has His Own Day?!

Did you know this? I only found this out a year ago. I think it’s a great idea to celebrate the Dark Knight. Why? Because he tends to be children’s and adults’ favorite superhero. Heck, some people end up loving Batman’s archrivals more than other superheros, like the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the Riddler to name a few. When Batman vs. Superman came out in movie theaters, I knew more people who wanted Batman to win over Superman. And did he?

Lumberjanes Movie! Beware the holy... OH MY GOODNESS I'M SO EXCITED!

August 11, 2016 - 2:49pm -- Laura

THE BEST NEWS. Lumberjanes – everyone's favorite group from everyone's favorite Camp for Hardcore Lady types – is getting the ol' Hollywood Treatment. THEY'RE MAKING A LIVE-ACTION MOVIE ADAPTATION! A director has been found – up and coming director and apparent Hardcore Lady Type, Emily Carmichael, – and I'm fairly certain this news is/will be breaking the internet.

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