#ReadIndigenousTO: Graphic Novels

November 7, 2018 | Janet

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Indigenous graphic novels, anthologies and collections from prominent Indigenous artists and authors from across North America are telling stories of diversity and tradition in new ways. Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2 out now!) is the best-selling title by AH! Publishing ever, and its popularity is leading the way...

Teen Review: How to Choose a Good Book

October 22, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Samir, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Choosing books is a beneficial skill in many ways. Not only does it help you choose a good entertaining book, it is also useful for students doing research. In this blog entry, I will share a few of the techniques...

Teen Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Helen L, 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group I really enjoyed reading this book. Some of the dialogues between characters were genuine and entertaining, and the characters' personalities are distinctive. Sometimes I feel they are not just the characters in the author's mind but the people...

Teen Review: Super by Jennifer Cheng

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan K, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Homework Help: Referencing, Citations and Bibliographies

October 17, 2018 | Laura

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Research and building research skills is one of the biggest new areas when you enter high school. Last month this blog touched on issues related to plagiarism and in this post we'll expand on that into exactly how to avoid plagiarizing from the sources you use in your research. While...

Teen Review: Super by Matthew Cody

October 14, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan Khandaker, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Find Your Voice at the Library: Poetry Saved Our Lives

October 5, 2018 | Debbie

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Poetry Saved Our Lives is back at ten Toronto Public Library branches starting the first week of October. These hands-on workshops provide an amazing opportunity to work directly with a coach to develop your writing, poetry or stories. You’ll then have a chance to perform your work in front of...

Teen Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

October 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Jenny, 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. This story takes place in Madeline Whittier’s house in Los Angeles, California. Her house is filled with pure white furniture and white walls, making her large collection of books the only thing that stands out. Madeline is a typical...

Teen Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck by Dan Slott

October 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: John, 16, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck tells us the very interesting story of how Peter Parker, an energetic and funny man, returns to being Spider-Man after being mind swapped with one of his enemies, Doctor Octopus. Not only...

Teen Review: Strange the Dreamer

September 24, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sameen, age 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. If I had to describe Laini Taylor's "Strange the Dreamer" in one word, I would call it entrancing. Not only can...