Category Archives: YA Literature

Ms. Marvel!

On Thursday, April 26th, we had our second book club of ALA’s Great Stories Club series, Growing up on the Margins. We read and discussed the first volume of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson. If you haven’t read it yet, … Continue reading

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Growing Up Brave on the Margins: Great Stories Club 2018

The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library in partnership with Interagency Academy’s UDYC site has been awarded a fourth grant from the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club! This is a special “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook Downloads!

Do you love to listen to audiobooks? Do you like FREE books? SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and readers of any age. The 2017 season is April 27th – August 5th 2017. SYNC will give away 30 titles … Continue reading

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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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Activism & The Hunger Games

On Thursday, April 21st, I met with the students of Interagency Academy Alternative High School (at UDYC) for our second official Great Stories Club meeting (in March we discussed X: A Novel, but it wasn’t an official GSC title). We read and discussed Hunger Games … Continue reading

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Free eBooks and Downloadable Audio Books are Back!

Do you love to listen to audiobooks? Do you like FREE books? SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and readers of any age. The 2016 season is May 5th – August 17th 2016. SYNC will give away 30 titles – … Continue reading

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March: Book One – Comic Analysis

Local comic book artist Greg Stump, visited with our book club in January to discuss the graphic novel, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin along with illustrator  Nate Powell. For more information on that book club meeting, … Continue reading

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Book Discussion and Comic Presentation for March: Book One

On Thursday, January 21st, I met with Kevin Geloff’s English class at the Interagency Academy Alternative High School (at UDYC) for our first Great Stories Club meeting. It was a combination book discussion and comic drawing workshop with local comic book artist Greg … Continue reading

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book review/rave

***This post contains spoilers for Daughter of Smoke and Bone*** I’ve been meaning to post this “book rave” from an awesome teen, Mailina, for quite some time. I visited School of the Arts (SOTA) in Tacoma last December to booktalk to … Continue reading

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Current Likes & Dislikes in YA

Name your 3 most recent YA favorites and 3 most recent dislikes. (Yes, please pick just 3. I know it’s hard!) You can add details if you want, or just list the books. My favorites and dislikes are below. One … Continue reading

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