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Books have the ability to transform your being, mind, and spirit.  It’s goal is to embark you on an adventure. Whether you want to go to a far off land with travel guides or taste the delicacies of main land China through cook books, all is possible when you use your senses to see, taste, and imagine the possibilities from within.

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Collection Development Policy Revamped: Evanston Teen Library

GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT The purpose of this Collection Development policy is to provide guidance and understanding for teen librarians, library staff, and stakeholders on how the Evanston Teen Library selects, acquires, and evaluate materials that are added to their collections. This includes providing objectives for creating a balanced teen collection and the criteria used for … Continue reading Collection Development Policy Revamped: Evanston Teen Library

Critiques Partie Duex: Liu’s Monstress Vol 1: Awakening & Kyi’s Eyes & Spies: How You’re Being Tracked and Why You Should Know.

Professional Review Liu, Marjorie. Monstress Vol 1: Awakening. Image Comics. 192 pages. Tr. $9.99 ISBN 978-1632157096 Gr 9. Up — In a dark, gruesome world where slavery and war plagues the land, Liu’s Monstress Vol 1: Awakening follows the story of Maika Halfwolf, a one armed teenage Archanic (animal-hybrids, though she is not one) who … Continue reading Critiques Partie Duex: Liu’s Monstress Vol 1: Awakening & Kyi’s Eyes & Spies: How You’re Being Tracked and Why You Should Know.

Comparative Analyses: Merchant of Cool & Generation: Like

When I watched the Frontline documentaries Merchant of Cool (2001) and Generation Like (2014) for the second time last week, I noticed something I didn’t pick up on the first time.  While it was clear the motive for producing these documentaries, primarily for awareness of the strategies companies deploy to gather information about teens, their … Continue reading Comparative Analyses: Merchant of Cool & Generation: Like

Race according to The Hate U Give and NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

While the podcast episodes on NPR’s Code Switch cover a range of topics from immigration to politics, I focused specifically on those that spoke about race, as it related to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2017). From the senseless killing of Khalil by a white officer to Starr juggling her identity at a predominantly … Continue reading Race according to The Hate U Give and NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

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