Over past couple of years I have made it a priority to read more widely. What do I mean by reading more widely? For me it has been to read books written by authors of color and/or authors who are from a different country or ethnic background than me. My goal in doing this is to get a bigger vision of the world around me by allowing myself to see life through someone else’s eyes and walk a mile (or a few hundred pages) in their shoes.
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Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their
own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and
no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved and
hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.
New graphic novels featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, the Joker, Superman, and more are just some of the recent additions to the teen graphic novel collection. Plus, we have two new books from Gene Luen Yang! I highly recommend Dragon Hoops--it's one of my favorites of the year.
Now that the libraries are reopened, we have a lot of new teen releases to catch up on! This is only a partial list, and I will post again soon with additional titles. Here is a mix of some spring and early June book releases that are now available to place on hold or check out:
Have you gone through your stack of library books at home and are looking for more to read? Here are some new books that were recently added to the teen collection. These books fall into a range of genres-- contemporary, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, romance, and a collection of short stories. You can sign up to have your holds delivered to you, or, starting Monday, you can pick up your holds that are ready for pickup curbside at the Dundee Library.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies.
The Teens' Top Ten is a list voted on by teens in public and school libraries across the country about their favorite books of the previous year. The nominations for the 2020 Teens' Top Ten were announced last month.
While sheltering in place I have been catching up with comic series and graphic novels on my to read list. Hoopla has a great selection of comics/graphic novels that are instantly available to borrow and read using your library card. Here are some of my favorites that I recommend you check out:
This summer, D300 students entering grades 6-12 can read books from one or more award lists or read an article a week. We have the books featured on these award lists on display at the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks.
And you can check out the award lists below to find a title or two (or more!) to read for #D300Reads this summer.
The Best of the Best book lists:
The Dundee Library Youth Department will have a special guest author this summer! Carlos Hernandez is a Science Fiction/ Fantasy writer for both children and adults. His latest book is a popular and widely acclaimed children’s chapter book, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe!