New reads - Non-fiction - Terrible Typhoid Mary

Quite a compelling read! Susan C. Bartoletti gives the straight-skinny on the first documented case of typhoid in America. 

The author states, that if you are squeamish and don't like to read about germs, STOP now. Back in the day, before antibiotics a health crisis was identified. The detective work involved to document Mary Mallon as America's first carrier, is told with archival photos and primary source materials.  From a fatal dessert to name calling and a final day in court, this book gives both sides to a deadly story. Take a look at how medicine has evolved over the past 100 years.  

These books played dress up

BA Teen Halloween Display 2015

A selection of books at the Broken Arrow Library decided to join in on the Halloween fun by dressing up-- as people! They were kind enough to at least write their first lines on the back of their costumes. Come check out these YA titles based on their costume and/or first line, and take them home for a delightful surprise. No tricks here, just treats.

Teen Writers, Check This Out--NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program

  

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? That's National Novel Writing Month, where people all over the world commit to writing 50,000 words of fiction during the month of November. If you love to write, sign up for NaNoWriMo either in their main program or in their young writers program. Join writers all around the globe as they write fast and furious to get out that first draft of a novel! Also, Tulsa Library's Young People's Creative Writing Contest is just around the corner--entries are accepted from February 1 - March 4, 2016. 

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

 Harper Price is an overachieving high school student with the perfect boyfriend. Pretty, popular, and winning at life, Harper has all her ducks lined up and is ready to take on the world in her near-perfect life. But then she makes a dire mistake: she leaves her lip gloss at home on homecoming. This single mistake is the catalyst that leads her to witness a double murder, be kissed by a school janitor, and end up with super powers she never would have imagined having. As Harper is forced to take on the new responsibilities in her role as a supernatural guardian, she tries to balance being president of the Student Council, the other dozen clubs she's part of, her friends, boyfriend, and prepping for one of the biggest nights of her high school life: Cotillion.

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