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Black Girl Magic Black Girl Magic

by Mahogany L. Browne

This short but powerful poem is a great piece to ponder during National Poetry Month. Read it quietly while immersing yourself in the beautiful illustrations. Read it aloud to enjoy the full weight of its words. Then hear it as you watch the author, Mahogany L. Browne, in a video from PBS as she fights back against the unfair limitations society puts on young black girls.

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 18, 2018
Vincent and Theo Vincent and Theo

by Deborah Heiligman

Most people know Vincent Van Gogh, but without his brother Theo, there might not have been a Starry Night. Theo was Vincent’s closest confidant, and this book delves into a relationship that included writing over 600 letters to each other. Theo, a gallery owner, was key in promoting Vincent’s talent. Although great fame eluded him during his life, the emotional and financial support… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services March 06, 2018
Frogkisser! Frogkisser!

by Garth Nix

Evil Duke Rikard likes to turn people into frogs, and that’s not even his worst quality. When the Duke decides to take over the Kingdom, pushing aside the rightful heir, Princess Anya rallies to save the day. With a magical potion and a kiss, Anya is able to reverse the frog curse. This earns her the nickname Frogkisser. But it’s going to take more than a few kisses to overthrow the… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services February 27, 2018