Items of Interest
Of course, our YA collection is always growing but, recently, it has grown in a new way…large print. Research has shown that teens who struggle with reading can really benefit from large print books. Larger fonts and fewer words per page combine to help with decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Larger print can help readers facing cognitive challenges, ADD, ADHA, and dyslexia. Take a look at some of our new large print YA titles here.
The Poet X was a highly acclaimed debut so I was nervous when Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel, With the Fire on High, came out in May. Happily, this book did not disappoint. The writing, plot, and characters are all amazing. Emoni is a teen mom in her senior year of high school. She’s passionate about cooking yet can’t fathom how it’ll fit it in to her future. Emoni is a strong but vulnerable young woman who juggles responsibilities, love, and dreams. I was cheering her on all the way. Highly recommended! -Kim Larsen, YA Librarian
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