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Teen Voices: Tamia and Her Hero, Her Mot… Teen Voices: Tamia and Her Hero, Her Mot…

Tamia of South Chicago Branch says her personal hero is her mother, Angelia, because she's always there when she needs her the most.
Tamia of South Chicago Branch says her personal hero is her mother, Angelia, because she's always there when she needs her the most.
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Teen Voices: Jessica and Her Hero, Andre… Teen Voices: Jessica and Her Hero, Andre…

Jessica of Chicago Lawn Branch says her best friend Andrea is her hero because she pushes her to succeed in school and gives great advice.
Jessica of Chicago Lawn Branch says her best friend Andrea is her hero because she pushes her to succeed in school and gives great advice.
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Teen Voices: Destiny and Her Hero, Shake… Teen Voices: Destiny and Her Hero, Shake…

Destiny's hero is Shakespeare because his powerful plays help people understand everyday heroes.
Destiny's hero is Shakespeare because his powerful plays help people understand everyday heroes.
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Teen Voices: Deanbre on His Hero, John C… Teen Voices: Deanbre on His Hero, John C…

Legler Branch patron Deanbre says wrestler John Cena is his hero because of his focus on loyalty and respect.
Legler Branch patron Deanbre says wrestler John Cena is his hero because of his focus on loyalty and respect.
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Teen Voices: Tia and Marketta of Sherman… Teen Voices: Tia and Marketta of Sherman…

Tia and Marketta write poems and perform them at Sherman Park's Open Mic programs.
Tia and Marketta write poems and perform them at Sherman Park's Open Mic programs.
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Scopes in the City Events with Adler Scopes in the City Events with Adler

Oct 30th
Sherman Park
Learn fascinating facts about Earth's atmosphere through fun, hands-on activities and telescope viewing events.
Learn fascinating facts about Earth's atmosphere through fun, hands-on activities and telescope viewing events.
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Teen Voices: Featuring Grace and Her Her… Teen Voices: Featuring Grace and Her Her…

Grace of Brighton Park Branch admires Ms. Hang, her hard-working math teacher who treats her students like family.
Grace of Brighton Park Branch admires Ms. Hang, her hard-working math teacher who treats her students like family.
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Teen Voices: Featuring Sara on Hero Mr.… Teen Voices: Featuring Sara on Hero Mr.…

Sara of Brighton Park Branch says Mr. Vazquez, a reading teacher at her school, has inspired her to be curious about all subjects.
Sara of Brighton Park Branch says Mr. Vazquez, a reading teacher at her school, has inspired her to be curious about all subjects.
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Albany Park YOUmedia's Teen Web Show Ser… Albany Park YOUmedia's Teen Web Show Ser…

Teens at Albany Park Branch are creating a web show series with Katie Sherman from Theater Y and writer and film artist Ian Michael Smith.
Teens at Albany Park Branch are creating a web show series with Katie Sherman from Theater Y and writer and film artist Ian Michael Smith.
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Teen Artivism at Richard M. Daley Branch Teen Artivism at Richard M. Daley Branch

Teens at Richard M. Daley Branch attend a monthly youth activist open mic to talk about social justice and climate justice issues.
Teens at Richard M. Daley Branch attend a monthly youth activist open mic to talk about social justice and climate justice issues.
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Teen Voices: Diamond and Her Hero, Capta… Teen Voices: Diamond and Her Hero, Capta…

Diamond of South Chicago Branch says Captain America is her hero because of his selfless dedication to helping others.
Diamond of South Chicago Branch says Captain America is her hero because of his selfless dedication to helping others.
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Teen Voices: Jasmin and Her Hero, Her Mo… Teen Voices: Jasmin and Her Hero, Her Mo…

Jasmin of South Chicago Branch says her mom taught her that she should always feel worthy and stick up for herself.
Jasmin of South Chicago Branch says her mom taught her that she should always feel worthy and stick up for herself.
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New Pride Month Reads for Teens New Pride Month Reads for Teens

By Sarah
Sarah recommends three new teen fiction titles plus a nonfiction guide to 23 LGBT trailblazers.
Sarah recommends three new teen fiction titles plus a nonfiction guide to 23 LGBT trailblazers.
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Teen Voices: Featuring Ronecia J. and He… Teen Voices: Featuring Ronecia J. and He…

Ronecia from the South Chicago Branch admires legendary poet Maya Angelou for her insights into women's lives.
Ronecia from the South Chicago Branch admires legendary poet Maya Angelou for her insights into women's lives.
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Teen Voices: Marlondra on Hero Buddy Val… Teen Voices: Marlondra on Hero Buddy Val…

Marlondra of South Chicago Branch is inspired by Buddy Valastro, the owner of Carlos' Bakery and star of reality TV's "Cake Boss."
Marlondra of South Chicago Branch is inspired by Buddy Valastro, the owner of Carlos' Bakery and star of reality TV's "Cake Boss."
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