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May JTAG and Creative Writing

Get writing tips and inspiration during the May meeting of Jenks Teen Advisory Group! We'll discuss library services for teens, and practice our creative writing skills for YPCWC!

Jenks Library
Tuesday, May 7th
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

We'll have snacks, pens, and paper, so come write with us! Call 918-549-7570 if you have any questions.

 

Top Picks: Graphic Novels

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA for short, puts out several lists of the best young adult fiction for the year. One of those lists is the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 2014's list is full of awesomeness, from Gene Yang to Faith Erin Hicks and more! Check out some of the titles from the list below, and click on the titles to request them from the library.

March March: Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

If you're an artist or inventor, check out the 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition! The page states that "one talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school." Check out the rules and entry form here!

YALSA 2014 Hub Reading Challenge

Hub Reading Challenge logo

Summer Reading Program is still a few months away, but if you're wanting a reading challenge sooner than that, check this out: the YALSA 2014 Hub Reading Challenge has arrived! Check out the list--it's comprised of the 2014 award winners & lists for awards such as the Printz Award, the Alex Award, the William C. Morris Award, and more. Anyone can join this challenge, and those who complete it are entered in a drawing to win a bunch of YA books and goodies. Participants have to read 25 of the titles on the list to complete the challenge--how many books can you read before time is up? (Leah is going the distance, and challenging herself to read the whole list!!)

And You Thought YOUR Family Was Dysfunctional

 

The Chaos of Stars

The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White

     Have you ever had trouble communicating with your parents? Sometimes, they just don't get it. Well, in Isadora's case, they really don't get it--because Isadora's parents are Osiris and Isis, the two most important deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Her parents, aunts, and uncles may all be gods, but Isadora is mortal, and she can't wait to get out of her house and live her life. After some troubling dreams, Isadora's mother (you know, the goddess Isis) sends her to live with an elder half-brother in San Diego, where she's supposed to spend the summer working at a museum. But the trouble may have followed her from Egypt...

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