Category Archives: Movies

An Intense and Important Discussion

The first book in the Great Stories Club grant, Structures of Suffering: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide, was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Because the book deals with the heavy yet relevant themes of teen suicide and sexual … Continue reading

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ALL the films

Wow! What an amazing experience! Did you make it to the 90-Newbery Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at the Tacoma Public Library? The Olympic Room was packed! If you missed out on the event of the month (maybe even … Continue reading

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90-Second Newbery Film Festival – Teen Book Club Entry

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is fast approaching. The Tacoma Public Library’s downtown Main Library will host the fest on Saturday, February 23rd from 2 – 4pm. Authors James Kennedy and Kevin Emerson will be our emcees. I have been … Continue reading

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Film Festival: Call for Entries

*The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival* The 90‐Second Newbery Film Festival is a video contest in which filmmakers of any age (but mostly kids & teens) make movies that hilariously and creatively compress the story of Newbery award winning books into 90 … Continue reading

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The Book Was SO MUCH BETTER!

I have some pretty strong opinions about books that are made into movies. I bet you do as well. They’re hard to pull off, and I find myself disappointed with many book to film adaptations for a number of reasons. The … Continue reading

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