Items of Interest
School’s almost out but the library will be open all summer. Make “connections” with the library (attend a program, follow @larchlibteens, share a book review, & more). For each connection, you’ll get an entry to win one of two $100 gift cards. Details coming soon!
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.
William Kamkwamba’s 2009 memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, is his amazing account of overcoming adversity to affect change. When William was a teenager in Malawi, drought and famine struck his country. In the midst of incredible hardship, William taught himself the basics of electricity and invented a functioning windmill to bring electricity and water to his village. This inspirational story was developed into a movie recently released on Netflix. The biography is also available in its original text as well as in a young readers edition.
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