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  • We Are All That’s Left — Teen Review
    review by Aminda Zou, age 13 We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos     In Carrie Arcos’ We Are All That’s Left, Zara struggles to get her mother to open up about her Bosnian past and her time during the war. Suddenly, a terrorist attack strikes the farmers’ market, leaving her family […]
  • What They Don’t Know — Teen Review
    review by Aminda Zou, age 13 What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi     Coming from an extremely traditional family, Mellie has a secret that she cannot share: she was raped in her basement and is now pregnant. She struggles to make the right choice and is stuck in a dilemma: to keep the […]
  • A Land of Permanent Goodbyes — Teen Review
    review by Nina Dinan, age 14 A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi     In this harrowing, heartbreaking, and utterly necessary tale, Atia Abawi tells the story of Tareq, a Syrian teenager who is forced to flee his country after the destruction of his home and the consequent loss of several family […]
  • STEAM 2018 Art Contest
    This year’s teen art contest, challenged artists to explore the theme of STEAM.  Thank you to the art contest judges: library staff members Catherine Hany and Erik Hernandez, and Teen Advisory Board members Denisse Anderson, Genevieve Harvey, and Carolyn Sam. The original artwork is on display in Teen Central at […]
  • Spinning — Teen Review
    review by John Chon, age 15 Spinning by Tillie Walden     Spinning, by Tillie Walden, is a graphic autobiography about a young figure skater who fights against prejudices to allow herself to exist. The writer recounts her young life as she grew up and includes milestones such as her figure skating, learning she […]
  • In Real Life — Teen Review
    review by John Chon, age 15 In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang     In Real Life, a short graphic novel by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang, was a change of pace for me. This short book is about a girl, Anda, who starts playing online games and quickly falls into […]
  • Among The Red Stars — Teen Review
    review by Jacob Chon, age 15 Among The Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz     Set in the heart of the largest conflict in human history, Among The Red Stars is a historical fiction novel with real roots in the Second World War’s Eastern Front.  Valentina Grizodubova is a young pilot with large […]