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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a Newbery book about Liesel Meminger living in Germany during World War II. The book is narrated by death, which gives the book a deep meaning and theme. Liesel learns how to love and trust others, and she sees love manifest itself in different ways around her. Liesel struggles with the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Her morals are tested and changed, and she learns things are not always like they seem to be. This book is a must read for teens and everyone should read it at least once in their life.
Bring your favorite sandwich for this meeting. We will debate what makes a sandwich a sandwich and what the best sandwich ever is and learn a new sandwich recipe.
Are you a teen or know a teen who loves to act or do improv? Are you a teen who is bored and looking for an opportunity to virtually hangout with other teens? If you answered yes, then join us on May 8 at 3p.m. online for Online-Teen Reader's Theater! We will read/act out some classic tales. To register, click on the red link.
Mindy Kaling (star of The Mindy Project and numerous other TV and film credits) gives us a hilarious inside look at her life. Kaling not only shares stories of what it is like being a strong woman in Hollywood, she also dishes on her childhood, including what it was like for her growing up with immigrant parents. She also invites us to take an in-depth look at her personal life, which includes dating anecdotes, buying her first house, and admirable and envious work ethic.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) (2011) is a well written, laugh out loud book that moves with seamless transitions and is the perfect way to bring your spirits up. Borrow it today from Overdrive—read or listen.
Also check out our list of Celebrity Memoirs Read by the Author for inside peeks into the lives of other stars.
During this time, we've seen a lot of celebrities offer some great digital content. Young Adult authors are no exception, offering both content and activities. These are just a few of our favorites to keep us busy during this time:
Veronica Roth has taken her The Chosen Ones book tour virtual.
Tomi Adeyemi is hosting a writing challenge on Instagram, with videos and activities.
Kelly Yang is offering free writing classes live for teens on her Instagram M/W/F at 2pm.
Jacqueline West is offering read-alouds and activities on her website.