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2015 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. … Continue reading

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2014 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

It turns out that our predictions for the 2014 Gateway and Truman award winners were spot-on. Veronica Roth is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for her book, “Divergent.” In a future Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define … Continue reading

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2014 Gateway and Truman Award Predictions

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri … Continue reading

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2014 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. Each year’s … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

It turns out that our predictions for the 2013 Gateway and Truman award winners were pretty accurate. Jonathan Maberry is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for his book “Rot and Ruin.” The main character, Benny, has never known a world without zombies, … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway and Truman Award Predictions

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Why I liked it: I actually didn’t like it at first; it paints a miserable picture of a dog-eat-dog society that develops after our world runs out of oil and global warming swallows our coastal cities. Nailer is a likeable … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: August 2012

Our patrons frequently ask us what books we’re currently enjoying. As library staff members, we’re a happy to recommend many adventurous tales that will take readers across the Mountains of Rain and Night in the “Ruins of Gorlan,” through the … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

Reviewer: Kelly T. Why you liked this book: It was written mostly in poem-style writing, but I feel that the way it was written got the point across much clearer than if it had been written the “normal” way. The … Continue reading

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Teen Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Reviewer: Kacey Why you liked this book: This book is about a teenager, Frankie, who is attending a college preparatory school. It’s a residency, so she lives there in a dorm. She meets a senior boy and they start dating. One … Continue reading

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