6 YA Books to Read Before Watching the Adaptation

These YA books are currently on-screen or coming to a screen near you. Read the book before watching the movie/TV show!

 

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Movie Released on May 19

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Movie Released on March 3

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13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Netflix TV Show Released on March 31

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Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

CW TV Show Released on April 18

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Movie Title: Ashes in the Snow

Release Date: Late 2017

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Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle

Movie Release Date: December 6

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SYNC 2017 – Week 5

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Freakling

Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

In 12-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi — the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemon loses his psi in a traumatic accident, he must hide his lack of power by any means possible. But a humiliating incident at a sports tournament exposes his disability, and Taemon is exiled to the powerless colony.

The “dud farm” is not what Taemon expected, though: People are kind and open, and they actually seem to enjoy using their hands to work and play and even comfort their children. Taemon adjusts to his new life quickly, making friends and finding unconditional acceptance.

But gradually he discovers that for all its openness, there are mysteries at the colony, too — dangerous secrets that would give unchecked power to psi wielders if discovered. When Taemon unwittingly leaks one of these secrets, will he have the courage to repair the damage — even if it means returning to the city and facing the very people who exiled him? – Goodreads.com

 

Boy

Boy by Anna Ziegler

Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. – Goodreads.com

 

Step Right Up for a Fun Volunteer Opportunity

readers-playDouglas County Libraries’ 2017 Summer Reading Program is a carnival for the mind for kids of all ages, and it’s a fun volunteer opportunity that will count as community service requirements toward graduation! If you’re at least 14 years old, if you like working with kids, if you like arts and crafts, if you like games and snacks (we know you do!), then our Readers @ Play reading program volunteer opportunity is a great fit.

 

 

Here Are the Details

Who: Volunteers ages 14 and up!
What: Readers @ Play Summer Reading Program kickoff party and/or registration desk during the summer.
When: Kickoff party volunteers needed Saturday, June 3; Summer Reading Program registration volunteers needed June 3-30.
Where: All Douglas County Libraries locations — your choice!
Why: Because it’s a fun, easy way to earn those important community service requirements for graduation. Added bonus: You’ll be supporting literacy by helping readers young and old(er) sign up for summertime reading challenges.

As a Summer Reading Program volunteer, you’ll man arts and crafts stations, help with games and snacks, and assist participants with getting registered for the program. No special skills or prior experience is needed! The only thing needed is YOU!

How Do You Volunteer?

It’s easy! Simply visit VolunteerConnectDC.org. You can find an opportunity in two ways:

  • Search under “Recently Posted Opportunities” for Summer Reading Program entries.
  • Click “I Want to Volunteer,” then choose Douglas County Libraries under Organization and you’ll see all the opportunities available.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact the Branch Volunteer Coordinator at the location of your choice:

  • Castle Pines and Roxborough: Laura Eicher, (303) 764-3384, leicher@dclibraries.org
  • Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller and Louviers: Jennifer Rawson, (303) 688-7637, jrawson@dclibraries.org
  • Highlands Ranch, James H. LaRue: Kim McClintock, (720) 348-9541, kmcclintock@dclibraries.org
  • Lone Tree: Teresa LeFevre, (303) 764-3312, tlefevre@dclibraries.org
  • Parker: Aimee Drury, (303) 764-3339, adrury@dclibraries.org

We hope to see you soon!

SYNC 2017 – Week 4

Get two free teen e-audiobook downloads a week through August 16, 2017, through the SYNC 2017 program from AudioFile. You can download your audiobooks to the OverDrive app for free! Sign up for email or text alerts from AudioFile to learn about the weekly releases or check back on our blog for regular updates.

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Shadow House

The Gathering: Shadow House by Dan Poblocki

Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus and Azumi don’t know this at first. They each think they’ve been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there’s nothing innocent about Shadow House.

Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing — and nobody —can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear.

And the way out? That’s disappeared, too. Enter Shadow House … if you dare.

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In Our BackyardIn Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America & What We Can Do to Stop It by Nita Belles

In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that it isn’t something that just happens to “other people,” such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle- and upper-class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods and rural areas. – Goodreads.com

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SYNC 2017 – Week 3

Get two free teen e-audiobook downloads a week through August 16, 2017, through the SYNC 2017 program from AudioFile. You can download your audiobooks to the OverDrive app for free! Sign up for email or text alerts from AudioFile to learn about the weekly releases or check back on our blog for regular updates.

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Teenage Diaries Then and Now Bronx Masquerade

Teenage Diaries: Then & Now by Radio Diaries

Since 1996, the “Teenage Diaries” series has given tape recorders to young people around the country. They conduct interviews, keep audio journals, and record the sounds of daily life — usually collecting more than 30 hours of raw tape over the course of the year, edited into documentaries airing on NPR’s All Things Considered. – Goodreads.com

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Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they’re having weekly poetry sessions, and one by one, the 18 students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There’s Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved; Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence; Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother overdoses. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade. – Amazon.com