Davida Wills Hurwin brings you a book about hate, survival, hope and forgiveness. The book is very good and is a very great lesson after you read it. Nothing is sugar-coated, which is great because it doesn’t lie. Hurwin tells the truth of real life in the book and shows that everything has bumps along the way. (Cherokee, Grove Hall)
Posts Tagged ‘teens’
A shout out to my Grove Hall teen writers! Every Monday, a group of teens have been working very hard with Ric and Emily from WriteBoston…interviewing folks, writing articles. We will be publishing a Grove Hall newsletter at the end of the program in June. A few lucky teens will also see their articles published in the Fall issue of Boston Teens In Print! Sweet! Check out the current issue of Teens in Print here: http://www.bostontip.com/.
Still wondering what to do next week during April Vacation?
Tuesday through Thursday TechBoston and Machine Science are teaming up to offer Boston middle and high school students a chance to engage in hands-on engineering activities. More details and links to a permission form that must be completed before the first day are here: http://bit.ly/dC6t01
What better way to celebrate ALA’s National Library Week (April 11-17) than doing something on National Support Teen Literature Day – Thursday, April 15th. What should you do? How about read a winner or finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award? What’s that award about? It was first awarded in 2009 and honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
This year’s award was given to Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan: Blake’s life is way too complicated. He’s a sophomore in high school with a girlfriend and a friend who is a girl. One of them loves him. One of them needs him. Can he please them both?
Finalists this year were:
- Ash by Malinda Lo: Consumed with grief after the death of her father, Ash’s only escape from her harsh life and cruel stepmother comes from re-reading the fairy tales that her mother once told her and hoping against hope that the fairies will appear to her. When the fairy Sidhean appears, Ash hopes that he will steal her away to his enchanted world; but when she meets the King’s Huntress, Kaisa, she realizes that staying in her own realm can also lead to beauty, romance, and perhaps even love.
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: Sixteen-year-old Ethan has lived all his life in Gaitlin, South Carolina, a town that hasn’t changed much since the Civil War. While coping with the loss of his mother, a father who spends all of his time in his study, and high school, his world turns upside down with the arrival of Lena, a new girl with whom he seems to share a psychic connection. As they grow closer, Ethan discovers that Lena and her family share a dark secret and that she is headed for doom on her sixteenth birthday.
- The Everafter by Amy Huntley: Maddy is a ghost, surrounded by things she lost when she was alive. By touching these objects, she relives the episodes in her life where she lost them. Even though Maddy’s dead, she explores the lessons these objects hold — and why are they still important. AND
- hold still by Nina LaCour: After Caitlin’s best friend Ingrid commits suicide, Caitlin has a hard time making sense of the loss. She finds Ingrid’s journal and slowly allows herself to read it and learn about why Ingrid felt the need to end her life. Caitlin also grapples with allowing herself to find another friend, to let in a boyfriend, and to understand why her favorite teacher is ignoring her. It is the haunting story of dealing with loss, moving on, and finding peace and hope.
For those of you who are interesting in learning how to knit, or relearning, or continuing how to learn the basics, we have a knitting group specifically for teens held at Copley in the Teen Room every Thursday from 3-5pm.
The following Thursdays we will NOT be meeting:
We’ll pick it up again on April 1st
But there will be NO knitting on April 8th.
Once again we’ll pick it up on April 15th and continue with our once a week schedule.
For those teens beyond the basic level who want to learn something a little more complicated such as knitting a hat or a bag, we are looking to get a professional knitter in to teach a workshop. All you need to do is talk to Anna Draves (Teen Librarian at Copley) and let her know you’re interested along with what you want to learn to make. The more people who agree on a project the better because this will only be a one project workshop. This workshop would be once a week for a few weeks, depending on how complicated the chosen project is, and is currently not on the schedule.
While the regular Teens Knit! group does not require anyone to sign up, the Advanced knitting workshop will so we know there are teens interested before we put it on the calendar.
If you have any questions regarding either of these programs or would like to sign up, don’t hesitate to stop into the Teen Room at Copley or call 617-859-2334.