November 21, 2017

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Review: Brave

Middle School is brutal. I know. I’ve been there for the last 15 years. (They won’t let me graduate!) Watching the ups and downs of my students is a real eye opener, and though it’s been a long time since I was really that age, it’s hard not to remember that sometimes lonely and confusing […]

Light Novels: Would You Like Some Prose with That?

What are light novels? Graphic novel and manga expert Brigid Alverson shares some light on the Japanese format and offers recommendations for teen readers.

15 New Manga Series to Freshen Up Teen Collections

“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson offers a look at 15 new manga series for teens that libraries will want to add to their collections.

Review: ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’

Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue on their journey to find their friends Riku and King Mickey, who were locked in the darkness. They are detoured along the way by a mysterious hooded stranger who leads them to the ominous Castle Oblivion. There, they may find clues that will lead them to their friends—but at the […]

Adopt-a-Library Program Reveals Winners; “Nowhere But Here” Giveaway | SLJTeen News

The debut authors’ group Freshmen Fifteens announces the winners of its mini-grants. The 2015 International Latino Book Awards finalists are revealed. Enter for a chance to win a copy of Katie McGarry’s Nowhere But Here. Get a preview of Awkward graphic novel from Yen Press.