Young adults’ thirst for knowledge power Russell Library’s Totally Teen programming – Connecticut News

Young adults’ thirst for knowledge power Russell Library’s Totally Teen programming – Connecticut News





The library has created suggested reading lists for teens who may be interested in any of the following subjects. There are many more and the selections change each season.

Magical realism: “After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia,” “Ash” by Shani Petroff, “Assassin’s Blade: the Throne of Glass” novellas by Sarah J. Miles, “The Clockwork Scarab” by Colleen Gleason

Beach reads: “All I Need” by Susane Colasanti, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han, “Twenty Boy Summer” by Sarah Ockler, “This One Summer” by Mariko Tamaki

GLBTQ: “Gracefully Grayson” by Ami Polansky, “Far From You” by Tess Sharp, “Ask the Passengers” by A.S. King, “Fan Art” by Sarah Tregay

Gaming: “Reboot” by Amy Tintera, “Insignia” by S.K. Kincaid, “Feed” by M.T. Anderson, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card

Coming of age: “Saint Everything” by Sarah Desson, “This Song Will Save Your Life” by Leila Sales, “Everything Everything” by Nicola Yoon, “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan

MIDDLETOWN >> Gone are the days when a young person would meander his or her own way through the massive collection of books that fill the shelves of the local library, maybe picking up a Stephen King novel, a Judy Blume classic or S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.”

Today, teens can walk into a library and find a young adult section teeming with selections to pique and further their interest in manga, magical realism, graphic novels or realistic fiction as a way to encourage reading — on their own terms.

And they very well will learn a thing or two along the…

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