Youth Media Awards 2019

The 2019 Youth Media Awards were announced January 28 during the American Library Association's (ALA) Midwinter Meeting by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA. Read about the winning and honored books below. John Newbery Medal Winner & Honorees The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature…
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If you like Five Feet Apart

Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella and Will both suffer from cystic fibrosis. Being together means they could pass an infection. Stella is waiting for a lung transplant; Will is on a clinical drug trial. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. Staying six feet apart doesn't feel like…
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Book Corner: Add a few teen novels to your winter reading list

Though winter can sometimes be dreary, for readers in our area, it’s an exciting time because it means the Adult Winter Reading Challenge is underway at Central Rappahannock Regional Library. I’m halfway to meeting the challenge of finishing four books and am having a fun time following the challenge’s Facebook page, where there are great…
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The Emotionary by Eden Sher

By Kari Patrick The Emotionary, by Eden Sher, is the dictionary that no one ever knew s/he needed. It’s chock-full of words and definitions that explain everything that you constantly want but have been unable, to explain to those around you. Have you ever found yourself to be irredependent, or “unable to ask for help under…
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The Atrium Gallery: 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners

See works by the 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners this month in the Fredericksburg Branch's Atrium Gallery. Best in Show: Meghan Baker Grades 9-10 Winner: Kaitlyn Garvey Grades 11-12 Winner: Briana Paris The Teen Art Show is held each year. Students in grades 9-12 living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland County are encouraged to submit their original artwork.…
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If you like Dumplin’

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked... until Will takes a job…
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If you like Mortal Engines

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.  Mortal Engines Mortal Engines is an upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers and with a screenplay…
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If you like A Night Divided

When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father and her other brother Dominic are in the West - four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes…
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