Category Archives: Best of 2016

Roben’s Best of 2016!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – YA F SEP (Historical) What It’s About: As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war’s final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a … Continue reading

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Debbie’s Best of 2016!

Mayday by Karen Harrington What it’s about: Seventh-grader Wayne Kovoks has some  problems. His father is a jerk with a new family and no time for Wayne and  his grandfather is a drill sergeant (literally). He is managing-barely-when it all … Continue reading

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Ofilia’s Best of 2016!

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchison About:  Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Best of 2016!

Heartless by Leah Rhyne About: “In this modern-day take on the classic Frankenstein tale, as told from the monster’s perspective Jolene Hall is dead — sort of. She can walk, think, and talk, but her heart doesn’t beat and her … Continue reading

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Steph’s Best of 2016!

All American Boys Authors: Jason Reynolds & Brendan Keily ABOUT:  In this book co-written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Keily the #blacklivesmatter movement is confronted directly and intensely. Quinn and Rashad go to a heavily populated high school and have … Continue reading

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Yentl’s Best of 2016!

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom What It’s About: “Blind sixteen-year-old Parker Grant navigates friendships and romantic relationships, including a run-in with a boy who previously broke her heart, while coping with her father’s recent death”- Provided … Continue reading

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Anna’s Best of 2016!

Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards What It’s About: Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that … Continue reading

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