Teen Review: The Beginning of Everything

February 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sophie, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group “Everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary, a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.” Or at least that’s what Ezra Faulkner thinks, a 17 year old “golden boy” who...

Runway Reads

February 12, 2018 | Alice

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New York Fashion Week is in full stride this week, and whether you are a note-taking fashionista, celebrity watcher, or casual observer, it's hard not to love the fantastical, high-concept looks being served both on the catwalks and in the audience. If you want to sink into the world of...

Teen Review: Shaken

February 9, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Marilyn, member of the Dawes Road Youth Advisory Group Eric Walters has never failed to impress, especially with this nostalgic book. Shaken is filled with emotions that can make you laugh and cry all at the same time. This very ‘slice of life’ book is perfect for young...

Teen Review: Airman

February 7, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Syed, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group Many people will have read Eoin (pronounced Owen) Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series and enjoyed it thoroughly. Well, most of them would have enjoyed it anyways. And if they are searching for another one of Colfer’s masterpieces, then it is...

Teen Review: I Am Not Your Negro

February 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fathima, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary film based on the unfinished manuscript of the well-known American novelist and social critic, James Baldwin. This documentary is a journey into black history and connects the past of the Civil Rights...

Teen Review: Words in Deep Blue

January 29, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Xena, age 17 From the beginning I could just tell I would love this book. The last time I felt this way about a book was when I read Alex, Approximately. It's that feeling when you're so connected to the writing and you don't want to stop reading....

Teen Review: A Monster Calls

January 25, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fariha, age 16, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group I wonder if there was anyone who expected the story to pan out exactly the way it did. "Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?"...

Teen Review: Ferdinand

January 17, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Mahnsi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Ferdinand is a movie about a bunch of bulls that are kept in a training farm where they are trained to compete against bullfighters. These bulls have only one purpose and that is to fight. There was this one bull...

Comic Artist in Residence Talks to the Experts about Making Comics and Getting Published

January 15, 2018 | Cameron

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"The Toronto Public Library Young Voices Comic Book Artist in Residence program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, working with these creative hard-working and funny teens has been inspiring for me both personally and professionally. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved and...

Teen Review: Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

January 10, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naailah The series I'm reviewing is Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, an anime that I binged in three nights because it was that good. The story follows a former convict named Yotaro who decides to pick up the Japanese art of rakugo after seeing Yakumo Yurakutei performing for the...