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For the greater part of the school year, DBRLTeen has focused on providing blog readers with our personal reviews of this year’s Gateway and Truman Award nominees. Last night, this year’s winners were announced at the Missouri Association for School … Continue reading
Throughout the school year, DBRLTeen has been highlighting those books nominated for the Gateway and Truman Readers Awards. The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by Missouri high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is … Continue reading
If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser When DeShawn and his friends talk about the future they don’t say, “when I grow up,” they say, “if I grow up.” For them, the possibility of prison or an early death is very … Continue reading
If I Stay by Gayle Forman Life or Death? These are Mia’s choices. She is outside her body watching what goes on around her. Her parents have been killed in a car accident and she is in a coma. Should … Continue reading
Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan Blake is your average teenager. He has a girlfriend named Shannon who he hangs out with after school, he takes photography, and he bums rides off his older brother and parents. As his relationship … Continue reading
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, area young adults were invited to the Southern Boone County Public Library to participate in a stop-motion animation workshop. Twelve teens created a series of three animated short films using Lego blocks and puppets: … Continue reading
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Why I Checked It Out: Because I am trying to read something other than dystopian fiction. Why I Liked It: You are engulfed from the first page in deft storytelling. I read this … Continue reading