Librarian M has a review of one of our most anticipated books of the fall!
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King Release Date:  October 14, 2014

Glory O’Brien is about to graduate high school when she and her best friend from the commune across the street drink a bat, which causes her to be able to see people’s pasts and futures just by looking at them. Suddenly, the girl with no plans knows what is going to happen for decades to come.

Glory is stuck pretty fiercely in the present. She and her father have never properly dealt with her mother’s suicide, and she doesn’t seem to have put much thought into what to do after high school. Her new power is just the jolt she needs to reevaluate her relationships (including her relationship with her mother) and make a plan for going forward.

Glory is a thoughtful main character and her ability to see into the future allows King to weave in some political commentary along with Glory’s personal journey. I know this sounds like a very weird premise, but if you trust King to pull it off I think you will be pleasantly surprised.More
 Teen Review: Ask the Passengers
Up and Coming: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
 Last Minute Reviews! Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
 

Librarian M has a review of one of our most anticipated books of the fall!

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Release Date:  October 14, 2014
Glory O’Brien is about to graduate high school when she and her best friend from the commune across the street drink a bat, which causes her to be able to see people’s pasts and futures just by looking at them. Suddenly, the girl with no plans knows what is going to happen for decades to come.
Glory is stuck pretty fiercely in the present. She and her father have never properly dealt with her mother’s suicide, and she doesn’t seem to have put much thought into what to do after high school. Her new power is just the jolt she needs to reevaluate her relationships (including her relationship with her mother) and make a plan for going forward.
Glory is a thoughtful main character and her ability to see into the future allows King to weave in some political commentary along with Glory’s personal journey. I know this sounds like a very weird premise, but if you trust King to pull it off I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

More

 Teen Review: Ask the Passengers

Up and Coming: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

 Last Minute Reviews! Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

 

katiemariefunk:

meaghan:

The finished sign for Banned Books Week at dcpubliclibrary

Well done, DC. This is amazing.

 Hey, dcpubliclibrary this is awesome! Yay Banned Books Week!

katiemariefunk:

meaghan:

The finished sign for Banned Books Week at dcpubliclibrary

Well done, DC. This is amazing.

 Hey, dcpubliclibrary this is awesome! Yay Banned Books Week!

Next week:  It’s trishdoller Week on our feed! We’re pretty excited!

novateenbookfestival:

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Jessica Khoury is of Syrian and Scottish descent and was born in Toccoa, Georgia. Besides writing, Jess enjoys playing, coaching, and watching soccer and is an avid FC Barcelona fan. She’s the author of Origin, Vitro and her new novel, Kalahari. 

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About KALAHARI:

When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate.

But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion’s silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area—and eliminate life as they know it.

Follow novateenbookfestival because we’re releasing some of the authors who will be with us on MARCH 07 at the second annual book festival!!!

fishingboatproceeds:

Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie. 
Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

!!!

fishingboatproceeds:

Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie

Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

!!!

yaytime:

#reservedparking #cartoonists #authorvisit #rainatour2014

So cool: Raina and Dave visited our friends at Jamestown elementary before they head to a program tonight at onemorepagebooks! Are you going?

yaytime:

#reservedparking #cartoonists #authorvisit #rainatour2014

So cool: Raina and Dave visited our friends at Jamestown elementary before they head to a program tonight at onemorepagebooks! Are you going?

torteen:

The first official trailer for Mockingjay: Part One is here!

It’s happening!

Best Fictional YA Band? Best Fictional YA Band.

reignofbooks:

THIS.

reignofbooks:

THIS.

Get a jump on what’s new and exciting in our stacks. Here’s what TATAL has on hold:

Rachel L
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (see our full review)
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (see our full review)

Pat:
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Librarian M:
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lthea and Oliver by Christina Moracho
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Jackaby by Raymond William Ritter

Katie
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley 
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Kady
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (see our full review)
Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff (see our full review)
Sekret by Linsay Smith
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

 

  
 

youarethefirstdreamofmysoul:

The Raven Cycle Characters: [Part 1 of 3]

October is coming!

rookiemag:

Friday Playlist: Study Hall

A distractions-free mix for doing homework.


Sometimes you need tunes to get the work done.

rookiemag:

Friday Playlist: Study Hall

A distractions-free mix for doing homework.

Sometimes you need tunes to get the work done.

Did you know that SPX (Small Press Expo) is in Bethesda this weekend? If you’re a comic book or graphic novel lover, you may want to check it out! To get in to the spirit of SPX, Librarian M is here is a brand new memoir: 

Tomboy by Liz Prince

Liz knew from an early age that she did not like to wear dresses—in fact, she felt most comfortable wearing boys’ clothing. Unfortunately, her peers did not feel comfortable about her wearing boys’ clothing and Liz spent her adolescence being bullied for her appearance and trying to find a group of people who accepted her without her needing to change.

That all sounds kind of dire, and some parts of this memoir are sad and anger-inducing, but it is also very funny and satisfying when Liz does find someone to connect with. I recommend this book for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast for any reason.
Did you know that SPX (Small Press Expo) is in Bethesda this weekend? If you’re a comic book or graphic novel lover, you may want to check it out! To get in to the spirit of SPX, Librarian M is here is a brand new memoir:
Tomboy by Liz Prince
Liz knew from an early age that she did not like to wear dresses—in fact, she felt most comfortable wearing boys’ clothing. Unfortunately, her peers did not feel comfortable about her wearing boys’ clothing and Liz spent her adolescence being bullied for her appearance and trying to find a group of people who accepted her without her needing to change.
That all sounds kind of dire, and some parts of this memoir are sad and anger-inducing, but it is also very funny and satisfying when Liz does find someone to connect with. I recommend this book for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast for any reason.
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
 Our blog is officially for teens starting in sixth grade, which means that some of you were very small when September 11 happened. If you would like more information from the library about the date, please check out their spotlight here.

Eleven years ago I was a high school senior, one who wasn’t anywhere near DC or NYC, but I still can’t think of a book that better described how it felt to be a teen on September 11, 2001 than David Levithan’s book, Love is the Higher Law. So today, we’re reposting an earlier review and hoping that everyone takes some time to remember, or if you were too young for that to be possible, to learn.***

In Love is the Higher Law, David Levithan plunks you down onto the streets of New York in the minutes, days and months after those attacks. Instead of being ten years out from the event, there you are on that Tuesday, with the bright blue sky above you. So, why read a book that time warps you back to that day? Well, what could be a really dark and depressing book, in this author’s hands is something remarkably hopeful. Claire and Peter are seniors in 2001 and Jasper is days away from starting his senior year. There stories get intertwined in a way that might never have happened had their days gone just a little differently.  Another reason to love Love is the Higher Law is its depiction of New York. A city coming together and getting back on its feet. Levithan was in New York City and kept a journal of that day and many of those notes ended up in these pages. Because of these details, the book feels authentic and readers care for the three main characters as they attempt to get their lives back in order in a world that is forever changed. This is a unique book that not only documents a moment in time, but gives readers three characters with interesting voices and story lines that ring true.
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

Our blog is officially for teens starting in sixth grade, which means that some of you were very small when September 11 happened. If you would like more information from the library about the date, please check out their spotlight here.
Eleven years ago I was a high school senior, one who wasn’t anywhere near DC or NYC, but I still can’t think of a book that better described how it felt to be a teen on September 11, 2001 than David Levithan’s book, Love is the Higher Law. So today, we’re reposting an earlier review and hoping that everyone takes some time to remember, or if you were too young for that to be possible, to learn.
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In Love is the Higher Law, David Levithan plunks you down onto the streets of New York in the minutes, days and months after those attacks. Instead of being ten years out from the event, there you are on that Tuesday, with the bright blue sky above you.

So, why read a book that time warps you back to that day? Well, what could be a really dark and depressing book, in this author’s hands is something remarkably hopeful. Claire and Peter are seniors in 2001 and Jasper is days away from starting his senior year. There stories get intertwined in a way that might never have happened had their days gone just a little differently.

Another reason to love Love is the Higher Law is its depiction of New York. A city coming together and getting back on its feet. Levithan was in New York City and kept a journal of that day and many of those notes ended up in these pages. Because of these details, the book feels authentic and readers care for the three main characters as they attempt to get their lives back in order in a world that is forever changed.

This is a unique book that not only documents a moment in time, but gives readers three characters with interesting voices and story lines that ring true.


Melina Marchetta Week: Day 1 - Favourite Novel→The Piper’s Son
He knows bad days. Bad days take him completely by surprise. They make him not trust the good days because it’s likely something’s lurking twenty-four hours away.

Melina Marchetta Week: Day 1 - Favourite Novel
The Piper’s Son

He knows bad days. Bad days take him completely by surprise. They make him not trust the good days because it’s likely something’s lurking twenty-four hours away.