Insta Review: We are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram It’s almost the 4th of July, and my mind is full of questions about what it means to be an American, a citizen, and a human. Malala Yousafzai’s new book does exactly what we have […]

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#STABSummerReading: June 2019

Happy summer! Have you been following along with the #STABSummerReading fun on social media? If you haven’t heard, #STABSummerReading is a way for our reading community to stay connected and engaged during the summer months when we’re not together in the library. Research has found that students who do not read over their summer vacation […]

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Insta Review: The Warden’s Daughter, by Jerry Spinelli

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The Warden’s Daughter drove me nuts and made me cringe again and again while I was listening to it, but I missed it when it was over. Isn’t it funny that some books can manage […]

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Insta Review: The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram In this word, nothing is black and white… but it IS red or silver. Mare Barrow lives in a world where people are described and segregated by the color of their blood – red or […]

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Insta Review: Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Jason Reynolds is a unicorn. He’s open about the fact that growing up, he was not a reader: “It’s not something I’m proud of. It’s not cool. The truth is, my life was made infinitely […]

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Insta Review: They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Give this one a chance, pessimists, it’s less depressing than it sounds. Somewhere in the near future, a company called Death-Cast has the technology to know the day that you’re going to die – and […]

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Pride All Year: Kid-Approved LGBTQ+ Titles for Middle Grade & Young Adult Readers

Happy Pride Month, my friends! It’s June, which means that Pride celebrations are in full swing – there are rainbows, commercial collaborations, and booklists everywhere you turn. In February, I shared a list of picture books popular in our library that celebrate gay families, and I was so moved by your responses. Thank you – […]

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Insta Review: Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram “Yeah, I grew up in a rough area, but I know I’m a good dude, Martin. I thought if I made sure to be an upstanding member of society, I’d be exempt from the stuff […]

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Coming Soon: Free Summer Programming with New Dominion Bookshop

This article was written and published by Beth Stefanik on STAB.org. Read in its original format here.     Learning Village Librarian Sarah FitzHenry has partnered with New Dominion Bookshop, owned and operated by Julia McCrae Kudravetz ’98, to provide free summer programming to all Charlottesville readers. “I will be offering the same kind of […]

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Insta Review: One, by Sarah Crossan

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are so close, they’re joined at the hip. Literally. (I know, I know, eye roll.) At 16 years old, they have already outlived their life expectancy with flying colors, and […]

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