Are you ready to Spark a Reaction? The Summer Reading Challenge has officially begun and the teen theme is Spark a Reaction. For those who have participated in the past you were required to read 20 minutes a day for six weeks. At the end of the challenge you earned coupons, a book, and a ticket for the grand prize drawing. That is all about to change.
This year to complete the challenge, you will be required to read or listen to six books and write a book review for each book finished. There is no requirement for book genre, but select books appropriate for your reading level. The books reviews are simple, so do not fret. Check it out by clicking here. A paper or digital review submitted each week enters you into a weekly drawing. The more books you read the better your chances of winning a weekly drawing. In addition, if 200 or more books are read between all three libraries you will earn a popsicle party.
Besides the reading we are hosting summer teen events. The events include Dr. Who, Harry Potter Potions Class, Frankenstein Meets Willy Wonka, Skin Sense, The Game is Afoot, Water Day, Storm Chasers, Star Wars Versus Trekkies, and so much more.
Explore the Spark a Reaction page for further information, to register, and to submit your book reviews.
The first event, Mr. Molecule, will be on Wednesday, June 11. The times for each location are 2:30 at Hicksville, 4:30 at Sherwood, and 6:30 at Defiance.
See you there!
Book Title and Author:
TeenBoat! by David Roman and John Green
A boy has powers to become a small Yacht and he has many adventures, like facing pirates, detention, trying to get his driver's licence, getting a job and more.
I started and kept reading TeenBoat! because:
It was really cool that the main character, TeenBoat, faced different problems starting with getting invited to a party, then being hijacked by the Totaly Pirates, and facing detention. It is just great. I recommend you read it. There is a copy of it at the Sherwood Branch Library, if you got to that library.
Book Title and Author
"Boxers" by Gene Luen Yang
The year is 1989. China has been invaded with foreign missionaries and soldiers, aptly named "foreign devils," who make life miserable for the peasants. By obtaining the powers of the ancient Chinese gods and mastering kung-fu, Little Bao and his peasant army decide to but an end to the foreign devils unjust rule. It is up to Little Bao to save China.
I started and kept reading because:
I started reading "Boxers" because I feel in love with Gene Luen Yang's previous graphic novel "American Born Chinese." I kept reading it because the story was compelling and I knew very little of the Boxer Rebellion and wanted know more.
If "Boxers" were made into a movie, I would cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro to play Little Bao
Bonus Factor: Add a memorable quote, websites of interest, another book this author has written, a read alike, or any additional information.
For more information on the Boxer Rebellion go tohttp://www.history.com/topics/boxer-rebellion.
Check out the book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9JLPevOw68
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