Tag Archives: Chicago

Adult Books for Teens: “Yes Please!”

Yes Please! by Amy Poehler If you think that arriving at stardom just consists of lucky breaks—or tossing your screenplay onto the lap of a sleeping star during air travel—then you need the reality check of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Common Core: “The Devil in the White City”

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson    The World’s Columbian Exposition took place in Chicago in 1893 and was commonly known as the Chicago’s World Fair. It was a beautiful triumph of architectural genius, of hard work … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “Rotters”

  Rotters by Daniel Kraus   Such a weird story! The combination of bullying and horror story compelled me to finish the book, and I think it will appeal to anyone who likes really quirky stuff. Joey Crouch has lived … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens; “It Calls You Back”

   It Calls You Back by Luis J. Rodriguez Many students know about Luis J. Rodriguez’s memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA. We have multiple copies in the library as it has remained popular. From my … Continue reading

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“My Life with the Lincolns”

My Life with the Lincolns by Gayle Brandeis   Mina Edelman thinks that her family—her parents and the three girls—are the Lincolns reincarnated. Her dad, whose initials are ABE, has gotten involved in the Civil Rights Movement during the summer of … Continue reading

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