Open Mic Night at Julia Davis

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Hey teens! Make yourself heard this Thursday, February 23, from 6 to 8 pm at Julia Davis Branch Library! Julia Davis Branch and YXP will be co-hosting this Open Mic Night for teens. YXP is a local group committed to empowering teens to use their artistic voices and talents toward positive community development in their own […]

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The Young Elites

I have read many books my time, but there is one book I would like to discuss with you today. The book I will discuss is called The Young Elites. The Young Elites is focused on four characters. The main character is a female named Adelina. Adelina is a “malfetto”. A malfetto is a person […]

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Staff Pick: Jumped

What’s one thing that happens at school that gets everyone’s attention? A fight. Unfortunately, one party is unaware there’s even going to be one. Much less being involved in it. Award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia shows us a life-changing school day for three very different girls in her novel Jumped. The novel stars aggressive and angry […]

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Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux is a medieval style book but it’s nothing like you’ve ever read. It’s a book divided into three smaller books. Each one tells different parts of the story with a different protagonist. What makes this book so interesting is the contradiction of a "brave" mouse. Once upon a time, there was a […]

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Staff Pick: Necessary Noise

Necessary Noise is a compilation of stories about families, but not just the average type of families. The "average" nuclear family of a husband, wife, and two kids has become a rare sight these days. The meaning of family has definitely been altered over the years due to high divorce rates and possible remarriage or […]

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Ms. Marvel: Civil War

I have never ever read Ms. Marvel or Marvel's Civil War story lines, but this book is amazing. Ms. Marvel: Civil War II really is an inspiring book. In it, the new Ms. Marvel has to deal with the possibility of victimizing criminals before they've done the crime. This is basically high-tech profiling - something […]

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Naruto

Naruto is an anime filled with action. It takes place in a normal village but with a bunch of ninjas! Naruto is a young boy who wants nothing but to be the greatest person who ever lived. Naruto gets held back by certain things, for example, he possesses the spirit of the nine tailed fox! […]

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is a manga where a human high school student is trying to build up the courage to ask out a girl at the coffee shop. Then one day she bumps into him on accident and as they pick up with belongings, she realizes that they are reading the same book and like some […]

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Staff Pick: Okay for Now

It’s the summer of 1968, and with NASA making its first attempt to land a man on the moon, anything is possible. Meet Doug Swieteck: fourteen years old, unwelcome in a new town, and frustrated by the crummy lineup that is his life. His father is unpredictable and abusive, his older brother a bully, his […]

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Staff Pick: Con Academy

Will Shea has been accepted into one of the most prestigious schools in the entire country. Only the richest and brightest are accepted to Connaughton Academy. Will was graciously accepted on scholarship and is from a small remote area part of the Marshall Islands. At least that’s what he wants them to believe. Will, really […]

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