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October is right around the corner, and at the Tulsa City-County Libraries, that means it's Teen Read Month!
Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It started in 1998, making 2013 the 16th celebration! In Oklahoma we love Teen Read Week soooo much we celebrate for the entire month of October. Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons. Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it’s important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun, and can be done anywhere. Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. There are so many possibilities that exist within the doors of the library and within the covers of books!
Mullin's Ashfall is a page turner. If you have ever been to Yellowstone, you will want to read this book. If you have ever taken Karate lessons, you will want to read this book! Alex begins a journey to find his family, he meets up with a survivor, Darla and their comradery sets the pace for this story. Volcano ash sets the tone of the story, much like C. McCarthy's The road, a tale of survival and social regression.
Check out the information on Yellowstone at: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/yvo/index.html
Teens Join us at 4 PM Tues. 9-24-13! We need your input for programming and book discussions! Snacks will be provided along with a craft- bookmarks designed on paint sample strips! Bring a friend, vote on a new volunteer name for our teen advisory group!
This Month's Book:
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Join our Facebook Book Discussion for Teens: https://www.facebook.com/events/527558883965693/, and participate all through the month of September.
Read Across the Universe to find out about teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, who wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
To order a copy, click the link: http://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2556361063_across_the_universe
Each month we will select a title to discuss from the High School Sequoyah Masterlist.
Kathryn Miller Haines book, The Girl is Murder is a period mystery from the 1940's. Fifteen year old Iris has a lot on her plate in New York City. She loses her mother, moves out of her private school to public school, loses old friends from school and tries her best to make new friends. On top of all of that, her father, a veteran has a disability from the war. It is her desire to help him with his business as well as keeping up with the gang at her school; where she has met a boy that she is intrigued with. He ends up missing and her father takes the case!