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Hi Alex, this promotion is for teens 13 to 19 years old!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2017 on Write a Review, Get a Free Book! at TPL Teens
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This summer, write a review of a book, magazine, movie, video game, or whatever and we'll post it on the TPL Teens blog. Every week, there are thousands of visits to the TPL Teens blog and we're inviting you to contribute. This summer, write a review of a book, magazine,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Toronto Public Library invites applications from comic/graphic book artists for the Young Voices fall 2017 Comic Artist in Residence - Young Voices position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the artist and Toronto teens and requires creation of online content, plus attendance at 14 events in Toronto. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Poster by Jeff Lemire More than 400 creators from over 20 countries are headed for Toronto this weekend to participate in the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 13 and 14 at Toronto Reference Library. Pénélope Bagieu, Guy Delisle, Jeff Lemire, Gengoroh Tagame, Jillian Tamaki, Marcelino Truong are among the featured... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at TPL Teens
Hey Vivek, there's a poem all about yellow in the upcoming Young Voices magazine! I'm including it below, to give people a preview of the great stuff they can look forward to in Young Voices 2016, coming to Toronto Public Library branches at the end of October! Yellow She wakes me up in the morning with a blinding smile that lights up my room like a heavenly sundial. She is the field of sunflowers swaying in the hot summer breeze, that wave at me, she loves to tease. She is the canary perched high in the lilac tree that sings her sweet melody but she’s ever so prone to jealousy. She is the sharp pencil that scribbles this pointless poem, laughing as I struggle, my thoughts are completely muddled. She is the bright raincoat that makes me stand out like a beacon, a small boat, barely afloat amid a sea of strangers. Yellow is my friend despite her odd personality she is always there to mend and sweep me away from reality. by Jordan MacDonald, age 14
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thanks for doing such an amazing in-depth review. sounds like a powerful book, Elegant. There's quite a lot of Pilgrim's Progress-related material at the library, so check it out! http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=pilgrim%27s+progress
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If you missed last night's Young Voices writing workshop at Toronto Reference Library with author Kristyn Dunnion, have no fear... Kristyn will be back to do three more workshops, including one tomorrow, Saturday, August 13! You can go to any or all of them, they're free, and you can just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at TPL Teens
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with thanks to Alice Quinn The Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), presented annually every May by Toronto Public Library, has from its conception, set out to promote the literary and artistic virtues of comic arts and graphic novels. Conspicuously devoid of the celebrity press conferences and the dozens of Spiderman... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at What's On at the Library
Hi Elegant, glad to see a new review from you. And what a great one. The book sounds amazing. I'll definitely be checking it out. And if anyone else wants to check it out, you can get it here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3009036&R=3009036 And if you want to check out "Shot at Dawn", you can find it here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2746651&R=2746651 or as an ebook, here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3378335&R=3378335
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Wanna see your creative work published in 15,000 copies of Young Voices? You have till Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to send us your best creative endeavours for consideration in this year's issue. Submit online now! Send poems, stories, rants, raps, comics, reviews, or black and white artwork or photos! See... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Why not go for it! We circulate nearly 15,000 copies of Young Voices every year! Submit your story, photo, comic, artwork, poem, rant... Here's some work from Toronto teens who were published in Young Voices last year to get you inspired. Hypnotized, by Rabaya Khan, in Young Voices 2015 atmospheres... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Human Nature, by Jasmine Zhang, age 14, from Young Voices 2015 So ends Carrie Noble's rant in Young Voices 2015. Got a rant you want to share? Or a story? A poem? Artwork? A photo? Send it to Young Voices for a chance to get it published in Young Voices... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Submit online! Or bring your artwork and a submission form to your neighbourhood Toronto Public Library branch. Here are a few of the Toronto teens who got their artwork published in Young Voices last year: Brenden, age 12 Chun, age 15 Showmiya, age 17 Shrabanti, age 14 Check out more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Wanna see your writing or artwork in print? Submit to Young Voices magazine now! Aneeqa's story: When the time is right by Aneeqa Tahsin, age 14 -from Young Voices 2015 She liked her coffee black, no sugar. We drove for five hours through small towns with no bathrooms in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at TPL Teens
Hi Adsaya, thanks for the review! Have you read other books by Cassandra Clare? The library has lots! http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294400565&view=grid&Erp=20 City of Bones is available here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM155999&R=155999 We also have the ebook! http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3200781&R=3200781 And a downloadable audiobook! http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3349539&R=3349539
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Send tpl teens a sentence about a book you love! Make us want to read it! Send your sentence to Ken Sparling at ksparling@torontopubliclibrary.ca and we'll post it up here on the tpl teen blog! It can be a sentence about your thoughts on the book, your feelings about the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at TPL Teens
Hi Elegant, thanks for another fun and thoughtful review. AMPHITRITE THE BUBBLY is at the library as a print book: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3320460&R=3320460 or an ebook: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340105&R=3340105 You can find more Goddess Girls series books here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340105&R=3340105 And lots of books written and/or illustrated by Joan Holub: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294639688&view=grid&Erp=20
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Hi Elegant, thanks for another amazing review! Sounds like (mostly) a great book! The library's copies are here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2937794&R=2937794
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thanks for the great review Ahmed. You can get Undeniable at the library: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3172351&R=3172351 We've also got the ebook: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3185193&R=3185193 and the eaudiobook: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3185513&R=3185513
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Hi Courtney, if you live or go to school in Toronto and are between the ages of 12-19, you should check out our Young Voices electronic writer in residence. You can email her your creative writing and get one on one feedback! You can contact her at esilver@torontopubliclibrary.ca, and you can check out her blog here: http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/teens/e-writer-in-residence-2015/ You might also want to sign up for the library email newsletter for teens. Just go here: http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/teens/teens-newsletter.html
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thanks Elegant, great review! you can get THE BRAVEST PRINCESS as at the library! as a book: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3074304&R=3074304 or an ebook: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3213093&R=3213093
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Don't miss your chance to meet graphic novelist Craig Thompson, who in his early days used to do kind of silly writing for Nickelodeon Magazine, but then got more serious with his multi-award winning Blankets and the controversial Habibi. Now he's back to some doing some goofier (but no less... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at TPL Teens
I often see these kinds of grammar mix ups in Young Voices submissions. Thanks for this great post, Eve. I love the Chicago Manual!
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OUT LOUD! 2015: The Creative Writing Conference for LGBTQ Youth and Allies Are you between the ages of 14-22? Do you love to write? Would you like to learn creative writing techniques from award-winning Toronto-based authors? Come to OUT LOUD! 2015, a one-day writing conference for LGBTQ youth and allies.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at TPL Teens
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Review by Dakota, age 15 James Dashner’s young adult science fiction novel is the first in the Maze Runner Trilogy. It combines familiar elements from Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games where a group of boys trapped in a foreign setting figure out a way of order while... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at TPL Teens