Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Create Your Own Superhero!

Here are a few links I came across in my listserv reading:

www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Super-Hero
www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine2/heromachine2.asp
www.cpbintegrated.com/theherofactory
http://marvel.com/create_your_own_superhero


These books are order as of last week:

FICTION:
The Ring - Bobbie Pyron (Mardie saves herself in a boxing ring)
Waiting for You - Susane Colasanti (Marisa wants to live a normal teen life...)
In Ecstasy - Kate McCaffrey (Just say no)
The Intruders - Olive Peart LOCAL AUTHOR!!
Sweet Little Lies - Lauren Conrad (An L.A. Candy novel)
Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan (Sequel to Forest of Hands and Teeth)
Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson Seuqel to Suite Scarlett)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)
For Keeps - Natasha Friend (A mother-daughter relationship complicated by dad's reappearance)
Movers & Fakers - Lisi Harrison (An Alphas novel)
Center Field - Robert Lipsyte (Mike just wants to get to the pros)
For the Win - Cory Doctorow (The vicious future world of virtual game playing)
The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell (Carrie the teen)
Lies: a Gone novel - Michael Grant
Runaway - Meg Cabot (Airhead #3)
Borderline - Allan Stratton ( a Muslim father and son)
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys - Scott William Carter
Nothing - Janne Teller (Horror)
Every Little Thing in the World - Nina De Gramont (Sydney goes to wilderness camp - pregnant)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead - Julie Anne Peters (Bullied relentlessly, Daelyn decides to end it all)
Raven Rise - DJ McHale
Wizard Heir, Warrior Heir, Dragon Heir - Cinda Williams Chima

NONFICTION:
Ghosts of War: the true story of a 19-year old GI - Ryan Smithson (in Iraq)
Rough Guide to Anime - Simon Richmond
Rock 'n Roll Soldier - Dean Ellis Kohler (Starting a band in Viet Nam)
Bite of the Mango - Mariatu Kamara (A victim of Sierra Leone's civil war)
From Boneshakers to Choppers - Lisa Smedman

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
The Good Neighbors 2: Kith - Holly Black
DC vs. Marvel Comics - Ron Marz
Ultimate X-men: fire and brimstone - Mark Millar
Batman Tales of the Demon - Dennis O'Neil
Ultimate X-men: the ultimate collection
Light Brigade - Peter J. Tomasi (WW II)
Love Attack #7 - Seino Shizuru
Tyranny - Lesley Fairfield (Eating disorders)
Foiled - Jane Yolen
The Unwritten #1: Tommy Taylor and the bogis identity - Mike Carey
Batman: King Tut's Tomb - Nunzio Defillippis
Superman: Braniac - Geoff Johns

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Libraries Need Your Help!

Maybe you're not old enough to vote yet, but you still have a voice. Teens use the library just as much as any other group. You pay taxes if you work. Your parents pay taxes, too. The government is by the peoople for the people. Remind your congresspeople and state representatives! Tomorrow is the deadline for Congress to pass important legislation that effects libraries everywhere.

Check this out: http://capwiz.com/ala/home/ Please encourage your parents, friends, and relatives to call or write. You can get the information at this website.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New York Public Library's 2010 "Stuff for the Teen Age"

Here it is: http://www.nypl.org/blog_series/teen-age It doesn't just list books, it lists dvds like "Drag Me to Hell" and cds like Justin Bieber's "My World," and XBox 360 "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." How cool is this?

TeenSpace is now on Facebook!

We're entering the 21st century! Take a look at our new Facebook page. It's only just begun, but there are events listed as well as a discussion question. We (really, I) welcome your input!