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Silver in the blood

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              Silver In the Blood by Jessica Day George In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret–that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands. Read More »

Teen Music Making

Thursday, August 6th,  2:00-4:00pm – Woods Library Love Music? Learn how to make your own with the Grosse Pointe Music Academy! Get the basics of making music with your device Learn how to make your own ring tone or music track. Free Apps for iOS and Android will be covered. Having a device is helpful but NOT required. For ages ... Read More »

Pieces and Players

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                Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett When thirteen high-value pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve puzzles that are complicated by the clever Mrs. Sharpe. Read More »

El Deafo

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              El Deafo by Cece Bell The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her “superpower.”   Read More »

Teen Summer Challenge 3 – Book Selfie

Dear Teen Reader, Your next challenge is to take a Book Selfie. Snap a picture of you reading your book and email or text it to gpplteenread@gp.lib.mi.us . Include your name and the title and author of the book. Have fun!               Sekret : An Empty Mind Is A Safe Mind by Lindsay Smith Reading: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel Read More »

One Dead Spy

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              Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales : One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous ... Read More »

Welcome Home

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              Welcome Home! by Kristin Earhart Book 1 in the Marguerite Henry’s Misty Inn Series When Willa and Ben’s family moves to Chincoteague Island to open a bed-and-breakfast, the siblings are unsure if it will ever feel like home.   Read More »

Teen Summer Challenge 2 – Share a Story

Dear Teen Reader, Your next challenge is to share a story with a person at least 5 years younger than you OR at least 10 years older than you. What story should you pick? Your choice!  Try your favorite bedtime story from when you were little (check out these suggestions from GPPL) or an article in the newspaper. Have fun! When you have completed ... Read More »