Category Archives: Teen/Young Adult

24 Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Books for Kids and Teens on Hoopla

For this week’s hoopla list, I’m featuring books to celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage month.  While I did make a graphic with adult books for the library to use, I confess I made it just based on hoopla’s own list, where for … Continue reading

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The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

Here’s one from my official Cybils Awards TBR Read Down pile, one of the 2019 Cybils Young Adult Speculative Fiction nominees.    We’d just finished a family viewing of the Avatar series over many pizza Fridays when my daughter saw … Continue reading

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Young Blerds: SLAY and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Here are two more books from my Cybils TBR Read Down pile.  As the partner of someone who was usually one of just a few people of color at the local sci-fi conventions, I was so happy to see two books for young nerds of color like his younger self! Continue reading

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Muslim Heritage Books on Hoopla

I just remembered it’s Muslim Heritage Month (I’ve been a little distracted!) So, in my ongoing series of books you can download from your library if it subscribes to hoopla, I present the following.  Unfortunately, I have read only a … Continue reading

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12 Teen Books I Love on Hoopla

Here are 12 great books for teens that I have enjoyed that you can check out digitally from your library. Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

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Sweet YA: From Twinkle, with Love and The Last Beginning

Here are short reviews of two sweet romance-focused teen books – one contemporary with an Indian-American heroine, and one futuristic time travel with a same-sex romance. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon. Simon & Schuster, 2018. 978-1481495400 This companion … Continue reading

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Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Candlewick, 2018. High school senior Lou Wolfe breaks up with her boyfriend Cam when he’s proven one time to often that he just won’t listen to what’s important to her, things like respecting her … Continue reading

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Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Back in 2016, I made a list of the top 10 fantasy authors I’d never read.  – (I still need to get to three more of those authors!) Erin Bow was on that list, though I put the cover for … Continue reading

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The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Take your Native reading into the future with a gut-wrenching, thought-provoking post-apocalyptic teen book – The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Continue reading

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