School Board Bans John Green’s Paper Towns After One Complaint

This happened a few weeks ago, maybe more. But I’ve been busy so I haven’t gotten to writing about it. Basically, this year’s list of eighth grade suggested reading material included popular YA author John Green’s novel of young love Paper Towns. One mother who had recently decided to stop homeschooling her child became concerned […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 19: In The Shadow of Blackbirds

My next, and final book since I haven’t been able to find the time to finish Lexicon with starting my new position, is In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. It’s a creepy supernatural historical tale accompanied by some fantastic pictures from the time. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black during the Spanish […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 18: Lives of Tao

Next up is Alex Award winner Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu. While this book is an adult novel, it has large appeal to teens, especially teen boys, which is why it won the Alex Award. Roen Tan is an overweight thirty-year-old computer programmer who is living a rather depressing life. He hates his job […]