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Posted on May 20th, 2013 by Anna in Teen Services
Posted on May 20th, 2013 by Laura in Teen Services
If you love to listen to great teen books, check out the free downloads from Audiosync this summer! Starting on May 30, there will be two completely free audiobooks available for download every week. Take a look at the titles and dates, and get ready to listen! And don’t forget, you can borrow free downloadable audiobooks 365 days a year at the library – take a look at the teen books available for download from our library catalog!
June 6 – June 12, 2013
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (HarperAudio)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Audio)
Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Laura in Teen Services
Too young for Hopeline? Looking for a meaningful summer experience – one with a stipend attached? 13-and-14-year-olds can apply to be a BCYF SUPERTeen this summer!
The SUPERTeens program, sponsored by SUPERTOURS and BNY Mellon, will offer 125 Boston youth ages 13-14 a high-quality service-learning experience during the summer months. Youth in the SUPERTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain hands-on experience by working in 10 BCYF Community Centers and participate in scavenger hunt field trips to Boston’s arts and enrichment institutions.
Get more information and copies of the application right here!
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room for the TBOM group meeting on May 8th, 2013.
This is the stories of multiple teens struggling to find themselves and figure out who they are in the world. It’s told from their multiple points of view in poem and song lyric formats.
This was an interesting read for me because I wasn’t expecting it to be in poetry format. I was expecting a novel. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the way these stories were told. Each poem and song interwove themselves seemlessly with each of the others. Some responded to what had happened in other poems, some wrote their poems to another person who had a poem in the book. It was a unique take on writing a book in verse. Obviously, each person who “wrote” a poem was a character that came from David Levithan’s head, but he did a really great job with the characterizations and making each one as unique as the next. The first poem and the last poem are connected, which was a nice circle back to the beginning once you got to the end. I really felt that the emotions of the teens he was writing about were clearly stated, or were just as confusing for the reader sometimes as they can be for teens in real life. It was realistically done, and a book I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys stories told in this fashion or thinks they would like to try one for the first time. The fact that some of the characters are gay is not stated in such a way as to hit the reader over the head with it, and there are some who appear straight. Some are lesbian. There is a good mix of characters and experiences to round out the story over all.
Posted on May 13th, 2013 by Laura in Teen Services
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Take a look at these stories about Asian-Pacific American teens, as well as stories about teens living in Asia and the Pacific Islands. These stories reflect the incredible variety of the Asian-Pacific teen experience!