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    Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds

    With plots and characters ripped straight form the headlines, award-winning author Jason Reynolds partnered with Brendan Kiely to write All American Boys.

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    If you knew what a pokémon was before it was cool, then anime club is the place for you! Join us as we watch episodes new and old, play games and geek out over our favorite series. 

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    YAAC is a group for teens that love Johnson County Library and want to give back! Unlike our hairy homonymic cousins we won’t make you schlep our belongings up a mountain, instead we want your input and enthusiasm on Library services and programs to teens. If you want to get involved, earn volunteer credit and meet other teens who love the Library, join us at the location closest to you!

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Frances Hardinge
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

What had she just done? She had obediently opened a door and stepped through into blackness, without even knowing if there was a floor on the other side.

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Empathy: books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

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empathy books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

Reading--literary fiction in particular--strengthens our empathy skills. Here's a list of some excellent books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world.

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Marcus Sedgwick
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

This consists of four stories--"quarters," Sedgwick calls them--from four different eras. Each is a compelling, haunting meditation on human nature. Each has horror undertones, confronts suffering and misery. Each is distinct in style, tone, setting, and action. Each involves philosophical musings about the meaning of spirals in the way of Jungian archetypes (universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct; Wikipedia).

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Shaun David Hutchinson
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

If you knew the world was going to end, but you had the power to stop it, would you?

A Man Said to the Universe

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

~ Stephen Crane

Does an ant's life matter to you when you step on it?

Does your life matter to the universe when it steps on you?

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Aaron Starmer
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Now, as I read it all over again, I wonder . . .

They call that literary analysis, Stella, and I'm not particularly good at it. My job is to write. Your job is to figure out the deep stuff.

And there is deep stuff going on here, isn't there? For the love of Luna, I hope so.

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J. D. Vaughn
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.

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