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Booktalking "Truth or Dare" by Barbara Dee

Lia is decidedly lagging behind in the puberty department, longing and praying for the day when all teenage angst will cease. Read More ›

Booktalking: "Arrows" by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

What happens when Cupid hits just one person in a couple? Melissa Gorzelancyk's 2016 teen novel puts the Cupid tale in modern-day Wisconsin. Read More ›

Booktalking: "What Momma Left Me" by Renee Watson

This 2010 book is another brilliant work from Watson, an inside look at the ugly world of domestic violence and the people left in its wake. Read More ›

Booktalking: "The Names They Gave Us" by Emery Lord

Lucy Hansson thinks she's going to have a great summer with her best friend and her boyfriend, Lukas. Then, her plans begins to fall apart. Read More ›

Booktalking: "This Side of Home" by Renee Watson

Find out about another stellar novel from Renee Watson about gentrification, racism, and the drama of being a teenage girl.Read More ›

Booktalking "Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson

Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, and she rides the bus across town to attend the ritzy private school. She is one of a handful of students of color and feels out of place in the mostly wealthy, white, privileged student body.Read More ›

Booktalking "Survivors Club" by Michael Bornstein

A series of fortunate events in the hellacious circumstances of World War II led to a little boy's survival.Read More ›

ACRL/NY 2017 Annual Symposium: The Mission

Learn about the Greater New York Metropolitan Area's Association of College and Research Libraries annual symposium. Read More ›

Booktalking "Anatomy of Innocence" by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Exculpatory DNA evidence, false witness identification, and law enforcement and legal misconduct lead to an alarming number of innocent people being put into prison for decades.Read More ›

Booktalking "Up To This Pointe" by Jennifer Longo

Antarctica is a huge jump from Harper's prior days in California.Read More ›

Booktalking "Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web" by J A Hitchcock

Anything posted online can follow people for decades, and kids need to be made aware of the potential consequences of their actions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Witchtown" by Cory Oakes

Macie and her mother, Aubra O'Sullivan, lead a nomadic lifestyle scamming community after community. Macie is praying that Witchtown will be their last scam.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Normal" by Barbara Dee

Norah begins seventh grade after two years of fighting cancer. Above all, she wants people to forget that she was sick.Read More ›

Booktalking "Wishbones" by Virginia MacGregor

When Feather finds her mother collapsed in a diabetic coma on New Year's eve, she knows that she has to do something...and fast.Read More ›

Indie Author Day at the Bronx Library Center

We were lucky to host the second annual Indie Author Day. Four authors were featured: Annette Berkovits, Rebecca Brooks, Carmen D. Lucca, and Anne Born. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Fall" by James Preller

Sam and Morgan have an "impossible friendship," whatever that is...Read More ›

Booktalking "Charisma" by Jeanne Ryan

Imagine that you could become instantly vivacious and popular. Unfortunately, perfection comes with a price.Read More ›

Booktalking "Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor"

Tim Gunn has much to say about education, life, and much more—including personal finance!Read More ›

Booktalking "Textrovert" by Lindsey Summers

Keeley is a senior high school girl focused on friends and college. Zach and JT are football rivals—two stars vying for limited scholarships. The last thing Keeley wants is to get caught in the cross hairs... Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›
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