Leizel Case

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A little bit of everything, but my favorites are: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, Suspense, Cookbooks, Nutrition, Travel, Science

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Hispanic Heritage Month Hipanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 every year to honor the long and important presence of the Latinx community in North America. Did you know that the first permanent colonial settlement in the modern United States was by the Spanish in St. Augustine, Florida in 1565? That was 94 years before Jamestown in VIrginia! Hispanic Heritage Month started out as a week long celebration in 1968, but was extended to a full month in 1989. This month, be sure to check out some great books by Latinx authors. Share your favorites in...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition It's time to go back to school, but don't let that stop you from expressing your creative side! Ever want to try out brush lettering, making ultra kawaii amigurumi, or blending your love of tech with your love of fashion? Check out the list below to see the books we have to help you get started. Let's Get Crafty! Brush Lettering from A-Z written by Emma Witte The brush pen is mightier than the sword, and way easier to write with. Popular creative calligrapher Emma Witte takes you from the basics of brush lettering to its amazing possibilities...Read more...
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Our Summer Reads Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading! Longer days means more daylight, and more daylight means more time to read outside. It is a great time of year find a nice spot outside to read or take a walk and listen to an audiobook. Your YA Friday bloggers, Megan and Leizel , have a never-ending list of books we'd like to read, and we are sharing what we'll be reading this summer. We've even got a bonus pick from TeenHQ intern, Beth. Whether you are going on a tropical beach vacation or a...Read more...
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage It’s YA Friday, and not only that, we’ve got another exciting collaboration with Fangirls Unleashed! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , and the authors of this blog are strong representatives of that culture. Showing their Filipino-American pride, Leizel and Alyssa have gathered their favorite AAPI authors and reads. Think of this as the Miss Universe of AAPI reads, with no mix ups at the end. Now let’s celebrate these diverse reads! Alyssa's Picks Forest of a Thousand Lanterns written by Julie C. Dao Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The...Read more...
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Happy Star Wars Day! Star Wars Day is coming up on May the Fourth. This is an exciting year for Star Wars fans! I grew up watching the original trilogy, and I am actually really enjoying the new ones and can't wait for The Rise of Skywalker . Enjoy May the Fourth by watching the films , reading some books set in the Star Wars universe, impressing your friends with movie trivia, or learning more about space. On a sad note, while I was preparing this blog, news broke that Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca passed away. Speaking...Read more...
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I am not throwing away my shot! Hamilton: An American Musical is coming back to the Bay Area, and we at YA Friday are all about it! Megan and I have joined forces to put together a list of fun and informative titles so that Hamilfans can get there Hamilfix whether or not they scored tickets to the show. Fiction Alex & Eliza , written by Melissa De la Cruz The unlikely romance between America's first treasury secretary and a young woman from a socially connected family receives fictionalized treatment that speculates on unknown details, ending on their wedding night...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition Holidays are great, but they can also be a really stressful time. You might be dealing with spending too much (or not enough) time with relatives, travel woes, homework, financial stress...the list goes on and on. You can find lots of ways to relax at the library. We have plenty of books, movies, and music that can entertain you and we have crafts and other events that you can attend to unwind. Sometimes though, you may need some tips on how to cope with stress. Here are some books that cover mediation, mental health, and life tips! Meditation...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family. Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck. Whatever you might want to cook, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you get started. We have books on cuisines from all over the world and for every cook, from complete novice to expert. In this post, I will highlight some books we have in our collection that have some great recipes for a holiday party. Let's Get Cooking! Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy...Read more...
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Non-fiction edition In the fall, I am always looking for a good scary story. Now that I've binge-watched Stranger Things and the new show based on The Haunting of Hill House , I wanted to find some non-fiction creepy stories. I am personally a skeptic , but I love reading about strange happenings and past crimes. This post highlights some historical true crime and ghost stories that we have in our YA non-fiction collection. Historical True Crime and the Paranormal The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sara Miller Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave...Read more...
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