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The Great 2018 Teen Underground Read!

For the past four years, Niles teens have participated in an annual teen book bracket tournament. At the September 2017 Teen Advisory Board meeting, teens designed the tournament on the brick wall in the teen underground. The sweet sixteen titles were selected from three annual reading lists: The Abraham Lincoln Award List, Read for a […]

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YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part Two

Last week, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we began talking about YA novels whose lead characters manage mental health conditions. Let’s meet some of these characters. The heroine of Melina Marchetta’s Saving Francesca has a mother battling depression and sometimes unable to get out of bed. But, despite the long shadow of major […]

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