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10 YA Books on Cyberbullying

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith We all need a place to escape from the real world. For Divya and Aaron, it’s the world of online gaming. While Divya trades her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay rent, Aaron plays as a way to fuel his own dreams of becoming a game developer–and as a way to disappear […]

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20 Teen Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to […]

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2022 Lincoln Award List

The Lincoln Award is designed to encourage teens to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois’ most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author. The Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) sponsors the award.  For a book to […]