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2016-17 Gateway Award Finalists

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least three of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next March, so you can … Continue reading

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2016-17 Truman Award Finalists

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least four of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next March, so you have plenty … Continue reading

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2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across the country are responsible for narrowing down a list of nominees for … Continue reading

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2016 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

The winners for the Gateway and Truman Readers Awards have been announced! The recipients for these book awards are chosen each year by Missouri high school and junior high students, respectively. This year, over 8,000 votes were cast by students … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo

Why I Checked It Out: Leigh Bardugo is known for her popular Grisha series: “Shadow and Bone,” “Siege and Storm” and “Ruin and Rising.” “Six of Crows” is the start of her latest series. What It’s About: “Six of Crows” is an … Continue reading

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2015 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from mid-August through Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, with more than 27,000 votes cast. There were 24 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s winning titles. … Continue reading

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Author Brian Katcher Visits October 14

Teen Read Week: Author Brian Katcher Columbia Public Library Wednesday, October 14 • 7-8 p.m. Come meet award-winning author Brian Katcher  and hear about his writing process as well as his latest project. Brian’s debut novel, “Playing With Matches,” was nominated for the Gateway … Continue reading

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Voting Begins for 2015 “Teens’ Top Ten”

The “Teens’ Top Ten” is a list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In fact, it’s the only reading list with titles nominated and voted on by teens. How does it work? Sixteen young adult … Continue reading

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