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YA Friday: June 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up

June 2018 It's officially Summer and June kicked things off to a great start with some amazing new young adult book releases. Spend this Summer break reading some highly anticipated sequels to…

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: #ReadWoke

What is Woke? The word "woke" being used as an adjective isn't a particularly new expression. To "stay woke" is to be aware and know what's going on in the community. Its use has specific ties to…

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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YA Friday: Happy Pride!

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969 in Manhattan. What began as a single day…

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Read With Your Eyes Closed

June is Audiobook Month I love reading. I especially love to read while I am driving, cooking, cleaning, exercising, or basically doing anything other than sitting down and actually holding a book…

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Longer Days = More Light to Read

Don't forget to participate in Summer Learning! Reading books during the season in which they occur is one of those little things that makes reading those books extra wonderful. It's nice to be…

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: May 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up

May 2018 May usually proves to be a fantastic month for new YA book releases because publishers are preparing for teens to have a lot of free time on their Summer breaks to read and catch up on…

Megan Maloy
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Still Waiting for My Royal Wedding Invitation

Source: Victoria Jones / PA Wire via AP I was awake at 4:00 AM to watch Kate Middleton and Prince Williams's wedding in 2011 and will most likely wake up just as early for Meghan Markle and Prince…

Megan Maloy
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: The PROMised Land

Source: MGM/courtesy of Everett Collection Prom Prom has arrived. For some, it is a moment they have been dreaming about and planning for their entire high school lives. It can certainly be a…

Megan Maloy
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Brought to You by Skywalker Soda, Best Served Lukewarm

Source: Disney ABC Happy Star Wars Day! While I could spend all day re-watching the Star Wars movies, speculating over the new Solo movie trailer, and debating the taste of Porgs, I thought a…

Megan Maloy
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:30 AM

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YA Friday: Puns are Bad, but Poetry is Verse

Source: Natalie Roberts As we near the end of National Poetry Month, I thought it would be an excellent time to highlight some fantastic YA novels that are written in verse, blending together poetry…

Megan Maloy
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Puns are Bad, but Poetry is Verse (Test Post)

Source: Natalie Roberts As we near the end of National Poetry Month, I thought it would be an excellent time to highlight some fantastic YA novels that are written in verse, blending together poetry…

Tim Reif
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Life Skills Academy: Getting into SJSU

Test scores aren't all colleges look at! Hear firsthand from currently-enrolled San José State students and counselors. SJSU is one of the nation's best kept secrets - find out why.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:23 PM