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"It's gotten me to come out of my shell and it's gotten me to write more. It’s a fun experience overall. The people there are uplifting and supportive." -Dorian, on Poetry Saved Our Lives Come out and work with some of the finest young poets our city has to offer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Have you ever met someone and knew right away that this was the person you were meant to spend the rest of your life with? That's how Daniel feels when he meets Natasha. He's a dreamer who believes in love. She's a skeptic who believes in facts not destiny. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at TPL Teens
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The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee Its New York City, 100 years in the future. Manhattan has a thousand story tower that rises in the sky. The higher you live the richer you are. Eris is beautiful and lives the perfect life, until a family crisis rips her to pieces.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at TPL Teens
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The Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group recently had the opportunity to ask some questions to Ryan North, author of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. 1. Which of your characters are your favourite? My favourite character is T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics: he's the first character I really came up with, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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You cannot trust anyone. That is the basic premise of Never Missing Never Found by Amanda Panitch. Kidnapped at a young age, Scarlett manages to escape her captor and return to her family as a teenager. Her therapist suggests getting a summer job to help her reintegrate into society. However,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Lady Jane Grey was the Queen of England for 9 short days (before she was dethroned and lost her head- literally). You might have heard of her and you might not have but one thing for sure is that you've never heard her story told quite like this. My Lady... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Layla Harrison longs to leave her California life behind and head to New York City for journalism school. Aster Amirpour dreams of fame and fortune and will do anything to get it. Tommy Phillips grew up in a small town and has high hopes of making it big in LA.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at TPL Teens
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16 year old Nix Song is a time traveler aboard a pirate ship that can take her anywhere across the world during any time period - as long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time or any place. As the story begins, we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Vicky Cruz wants to die, which is why she tried killing herself. She wakes up in the hospital after her suicide attempt only to feel like an even bigger failure. But after meeting Dr. Desai and 3 other patients in the psychiatric ward, Vicky starts looking at her life and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Christopher Pike was my favourite author when I was a teen so I was very excited when I heard about his new book Strange Girl. It's a story about Fred Allen, a smalltown boy who has big dreams to become a rockstar one day. Then he meets Aja, the most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, Amber Rose, Paris Hilton, David Spade and Jared Leto. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Bella Hadid, Joe Manganiello, Jimmy Fallon, Lupita Nyong'o, Kaley Cuoco, and Yara Shahidi. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at TPL Teens
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Youth Volunteers recently had the opportunity to ask Anne & Henry author Dawn Ius some questions. What do you enjoy most about writing? As an avid reader, I love being able to immerse myself in another world—to get lost in a story and go on adventures or fall in love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at TPL Teens
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Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius is a modern day retelling of the love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. On the outside, it looks like Henry Tudor has it all. He's the student body president, headed to Harvard, and dating Catherine, the prettiest girl at school. Then... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Aziz Ansari, Brooklyn Beckham, Bruno Mars, Zayn Malik, Miley Cyrus, and Cody Simpson. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Emma Roberts, Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Josh Duhamel, Brittany Snow, and Scott Eastwood. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Tori Kelly, Tyler Perry, Kiernan Shipka, Beyonce, Megan Fox, and Liam Hemsworth. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include LeBron James, Jessica Simpson, Janelle Monae, Demi Lovato, Derek Hough, and Kendall Jenner. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Niall Horan, Victoria Justice, Kate Hudson, Ice Cube, Ariana Grande, and Vin Diesel. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Rebel Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Milian, and The Rock. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Kris Jenner, Jessica Szohr, Chris Brown, Usher, Emily Ratajkowski, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at TPL Teens
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This week's Celebrity Instagram Photos include Pitbull, Keke Palmer, Joe Jonas, Britney Spears, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lily Collins. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at TPL Teens