May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian and Pacific American month, a chance to recognize those Americans whose ancestors come from across the Pacific, in some cases on the other side of the world. Asian Americans have had a huge impact on our country and the world: Jawed Karim and Steve Chen founded Youtube;…

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ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year in January or February, the American Library Association gets together for their Midwinter Conference and celebrates the outstanding books for children and teens over the previous year. We’ll be mostly focusing on those related to Young Adult titles, but if you would like to see all of the…

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Sci-Fi Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Be warned, spoilers are ahead! I’ll be talking about some plot points of Scythe as well as Thunderhead in this review, especially after the break. I just finished Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman, and it certainly delivers. If you’re not familiar,…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th of 1945, the concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by troops of the Soviet Union. While liberation of more camps continued throughout 1945 (and many camps didn’t close officially until much later due to being adapted for other purposes after liberation), Auschwitz was certainly one of the most…

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