2019 TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Teen VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
Battle of the books club
SCRAWL: ROCKLAND TEENS WRITE 2019!
Are you a writer or an artist? Are you a teen who lives in Rockland County? Get published in Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2019!
Teens gather at the 2018 Scrawl book launch party at the Valley Cottage Library.
Published Teens talk to guest editors Carolyn MacCullough and JG Faherty
LARC Teen Division and Scrawl Committee Members (left to right): Jessica, Emily, Joanna, Ruth, and Kristie
2019 Winner of The Michael L. Printz Award!
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship to the world. Drawing from her own background in slam poetry, Elizabeth Acevedo introduces the reader to Xiomara Batista. Xiomara feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood ever since her body grew into curves. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say. YA FICTION AVEVEDO
Check out some of the Printz Honor Books:
Damsel by Eleana K. Arnold – The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.
However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her. -- Goodreads
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti – A freak encounter sends Annabelle’s mind reeling back to events from last year that she can’t seem to escape. Annabelle starts running…and doesn’t stop. Before she knows it, she’s on a cross country run from Seattle to Washington, DC. With the pain of every step, Annebelle relives that day and starts to heal. YA NEW FICTION CALETTI
I, Claudia by Mary McCoy – Disaffected amateur historian Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but by accident, design, or scheme, she is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor Council. Suddenly, Claudia is wielding power over her fellow students that she never expected to have and isn't sure she wants. -- Goodreads
2019 Alex Award Winners!
The Alex Award is given to exceptional books that are intended for an adult audience, but appeal to teens. If you’re ready to move up the next step in your reading habits, consider giving one of these a try.
The Black God’s Drums By P. Djèlí Clark
The Book of Essie By Meghan MacLean Weir
Circe By Madeline Miller
Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After By Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Green By Sam Graham-Felsen
Home After Dark by David Small
How Long ’Til Black Future Month? By N. K. Jemisin
Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik