Teen Novels by Debut Authors

Always looking for the newest teen fiction? Check out these four debut authors talking about their books at the Teen Debut Author Panel at Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday, July 14. Their novels represent a variety of genres including realistic fiction, fantasy and fairy tale retellings. In Megan Bannen's The Bird and the Blade, a Chinese…
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Tales of Tricky Gods

Gods give us wisdom and virtue, but the tricksters are the ones we remember. Modern authors tend to highlight the more positive aspects of their character as they give them a contemporary spin. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for humorous adventure.  Where to start in recent literature of trickster gods than Neil Gaiman's Anansi…
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50 Years of Special Olympics

The Special Olympics celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer here in Chicago. From July 17th to the 21st, 2018, the international sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities returns to the Windy City, where it was born in the Chicago Park District (CPD) in 1968. In 1965, a young CPD employee named Anne Burke began teaching athletic courses…
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Women of Las Vegas

Summer is almost here, and that means travel. It also means work in the tourist industry, and what town is more dependent on tourism than Las Vegas? I've found some novels dealing with the grit behind the glitz for female workers in the neon palaces in the desert. While these books are historical novels, they…
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Father of the Year

It’s that time of year when we celebrate good ole Dad! Whether you played catch with him in the backyard, watched sports with him on television, or he watched you practice ballet—Father's Day is all about that guy, the one who spends quality time with his kids. Let’s celebrate the supreme grill master, football enthusiasts…
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