Category Archives: YA Literature

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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Free Audiobooks Starts Today!

For more information, check out our previous post!  SYNC YA Listening Summer 2013 Opens with a Splash! Download the 1st free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC here.This Week’s Audiobooks: Available to download free May 30 – June 5 … Continue reading

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June’s Book Club Title!

Dear readers! June’s book club is coming up, and we’re meeting on a Friday. I (Kristy) will be back for this special book club. DEETS:  Date/Time: Friday, June 21 @ 2-4pm Place: Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch (Downtown) Book: Dirty Little Secrets … Continue reading

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