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April Henry, June Hur, L.E. Flynn in Conversation With Miranda Doyle

When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she’s run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. Master mystery writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping YA thriller with The Girl in the White Van (Henry Holt). Set in Joseon Dynasty-era Korea, June Hur’s evocative YA debut, The Silence of Bones (Feiwel & Friends), follows a 16-year-old indentured servant within the police bureau who becomes entangled in the politically charged investigation into the murder of a noblewoman. Seventeen-year-old Tabby went into the woods with her boyfriend, but she came out alone. Originally praised as a survivor, Tabby is now widely suspected…

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Ariel Kusby in Conversation With Pam Grossman

Ariel Kusby’s The Little Witch’s Book of Spells (Chronicle) is an enchanting compendium of spells, potions, and activities for kids 8 to 12 years old. Young witches-in-training will discover spells to resolve problems, foster friendship, and engage with the natural world. Kusby’s spellbinding book guides readers on how to craft a magic wand, befriend a fairy, and read tea leaves, as well as glossaries of magical terms and symbols. The Little Witch’s Book of Spells harnesses magic and the imagination to help little witches feel powerful, tap into creative energy, and practice self-love. Spells and activities include Best Friends Forever Spell, Jump Rope Protection Spell, Get Well Soon Elixir, Blanket Fort Magical Fortress Spell, How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden, and Mermaid Bath Spell.…

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Livestream: Kim Johnson: This Is My America

Annie Bloom’s welcomes debut author and University of Oregon administrator Kim Johnson, who will read from her young adult novel, This Is My America. Livestream registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kim-johnson-this-is-my The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system. Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time–her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white…

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Livestream: How to Get Young People Involved in Activism

This virtual book event is a fundraiser for Sister District PDX. Award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch will offer surprising insights from her new book for adults and young adults, You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People, which the New York Times called “fascinating” and Kirkus called “a riveting must-read.” In addition to explaining why we’ll continue to fail to address challenges we face in this country until we fix our democracy, Rusch will share insights on how to reach and rally young people. Zoom registration link Hardback, paperback, and e-book editions of You Call This Democracy? are available to purchase below. The audiobook is available at our Kobo page, here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781980079903-you-call-this-democracy?bookstore=annieblooms If you are placing an order in…

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Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

The Young Adult Book Club meets the last Tuesdays of every month at 6pm. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. You don’t have to RSVP, just come and enjoy a lively discussion. We welcome both teens and adults to join this book club! Join us for the our first meeting on July 28th of the Young Adult Book Club. We will discuss A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. About the Book: An addictive, twisty crime thriller about a closed local murder case that doesn’t add up, and a girl who’s determined to find the real killer–but not everyone wants…

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Reading is Resistance: July Book Club: YA

Join us to discuss our YA book pick for July: We Are Not From Here, by Jenny Torres Sanchez. We will be diving into the discussion questions provided and explore the book themes. Sign up to join our conversation! [RSVP Here]

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Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

The Young Adult Book Club meets the last Tuesdays of every month at 6pm. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. You don’t have to RSVP, just come and enjoy a lively discussion. We welcome both teens and adults to join this book club! Join us on June 30th for our next Young Adult Book Club. We will discuss Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons. About the Book: Shaun of the Dead meets Clueless in this hilarious YA horror comedy set at a local zombie convention–featuring a teenage girl gang that has to save the world from a horde…

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Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

The Young Adult Book Club meets the last Tuesdays of every month at 6pm starting in May. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. You don’t have to RSVP, just come and enjoy a lively discussion. We welcome both teens and adults to join this book club! Join us for the our first meeting on May 26th of the Young Adult Book Club. We will discuss Sadie by Courtney Summers. About the Book: A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about. We offer…

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Your Next Good Read? Let a teen tell you!

Are you in a reading rut? Do you love a good YA novel? Teen council members from St. Johns and Hollywood libraries, and librarians Alicia and Danielle will tell you about the books they’ve loved. Join us for a lively presentation, and be prepared to fill your To Be Read list with great titles! Register and join this event virtually Call into this event by dialing 1-415-655-0001 Access code- 922 456 367

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Live Stream Reading: Kate Ristau: Shadow Queene

This reading will be streamed live. Event link to come! Annie Bloom’s welcomes back local author Kate Ristau to read from Shadow Queene, the long-awaited sequel to the enchanting dark fairy young adult novel, Shadow Girl. Just when her dreams are about to come true, Hennessey’s world is torn apart. She is dragged into the Shadowlands, while Áine is forced into the light. But in a world of magic and darkness, where the fae whither and monsters reign, Hennessey finds a power all her own. She embraces the shadows and enters the endless night.

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