Teen Librarian Toolbox
January 24, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
This was a solid read especially for those who need a reminder that being bullied is never their fault and that they deserve to be active participants in their own life---no one should have to hide themselves or live in fear.
September 24, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Oshiro's message is clear: nothing is better than being yourself. Not even a magical Room that appears just when you need it. A heartwarming and fun read.
September 20, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
The Insiders has many other secrets and surprises in its story (including how Héctor resolves the issue with his bullies). But this aspect is one I’m open about right from the start: I want kids to be believed.
September 7, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects […]
March 9, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Though filled with trauma and pain, this book will leave readers with the powerful and affirming message that you are worthy, loved, perfect, and important.
November 5, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Will the enforced isolation that Covid-19 mandates be the thing that prompts young people to finally favor real-world meets?
September 5, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a […]
August 31, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
I loved the movie Labyrinth as a little kid. Aside from being fascinated with David Bowie, I liked the main character, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), whose baby brother is stolen by Jareth (Bowie), the Goblin King. The only way to get him back is to defeat a formidable labyrinth, with traps and twists that render it […]
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