Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success

A study released by the Washington Library Media Association joins a growing body of evidence showing that certified quality school library programs have a measurable impact on student performance and graduation rates.

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The Protected by Claire Zorn

The ProtectedThe Protected by Claire Zorn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Zorn writes beautifully, immediately drawing the reader into the agony of situation. Take aways:
1. Sensitive writing using a teen perspective on the mother’s grief and depression, the impact on family and Hannah’s growth in independence (captured in moments of comparison to life before Katie’s death).
2. A well-written perspective on nature of bullying – how it grows from the inconsequential, fed by lack of confidence.
3. Friendship is essential – we all need someone who takes the time to listen and stops for you.

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Presenting the 2015 Inky Awards Longlist | Inside A Dog

*Trumpets* *Fanfare* *Amazing pyrotechnic displays* Presenting the 2015 Inky Awards longlist! These fantastic books have been selected by teens, for teens as the best new reads to feast your eyes upon. Whether you like murder, mystery, romance, drama, sci-fi, geekery, warm and fuzzies, creepy-crawlies, or pass-the-tissues-please…

Source: insideadog.com.au

A great and interesting list of young adult reads.

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