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Just arrived! Take a look at some new YA books

7 Apr

Fist, stick, knife,gun: a personal history of violence by Geoffrey Canada; adapted by Jamar Nicholas.

A powerful and important graphic novel based on Geoffrey Canada’s 1995 memoir of growing up among the violence in the South Bronx.  As 6-year-olds his older brothers learned to fight to reclaim a stolen jacket, Canada learned to fight himself by age 12 and by college he was packing a gun to make himself feel invinsible and safe.  Despite these struggles Canada earned degrees from Bowdoin and Harvard.  Today he is the president and ceo of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit designed to help urban areas with high crime and low student academic achievement.  His organization was deemed “one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time” by the N.Y. Times Magazine.   Strong violence and language.  Good for tweens through adult.

YA Books for Giving!

13 Jan

Take a look at this list of new YA books perfect for giving…Just click on the link below:

YA Holiday Books

Writing and Publishing with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

28 Oct

Teens!! Adults!! Come on Wednesday, November 3rd,  to the Auditorium for the program, Writing and Publishing: How Does She Do it?  Local YA author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes signed her first book contract with Delacorte Press at age fourteen and has been publishing novels ever since.   Find out what it was like to be a successful novelist before graduating high school and discuss the process of being a writer at this exciting program.  Q and A and book signing will follow.  All welcome.

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