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Kits for Teens

by Heather G | Dec 31, 2016
IMG_20161231_102945Our Teen Department at the Main Library has a little secret to share! Their "Kits for Teens" have been around for a few years but it is likely that most of you have never heard of them. Like the "Kits for Kids" from the Children's Department at Main, a set of books and parent/teacher guide is bundled in a bag to check out as one item. Unlike those blue bags for kids, these are gray and include 20 copies of just one title. These kits are intended to be used by a small group or classroom as they discuss a title together. The title pictured here is The Rock and the River by Fort Wayne native Kekla Magoon. Other titles available are listed below. If you'd like to see the full list via our catalog you may search "Kits for Teens." All are available to place on hold and send to your preferred pickup library.

The Teen Department will be purchasing more of these kits in 2017. If you have titles you'd like to see included comment below! The budget isn't huge so there is no guarantee that your request will be purchased.

All Quiet on the Western Front -- Erich Maria Remarque
The Battle of Jericho -- Sharon Draper
Between Shades of Gray -- Ruta Sepetys
The Book Thief -- Markus Zusak
Code Talkers -- Joseph Bruchac
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes -- Arthur Conan Doyle
The Diary of a Young Girl -- Anne Frank
The Doomsday Book -- Connie Willis
Esperanza Rising -- Pam Munoz Ryan
Flowers for Algernon -- Daniel Keyes
The Freedom Writer's Diary -- Erin Gruwell
The Giver -- Lois Lowry
The Glory Field -- Walter Dean Myers
The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- J. K. Rowling
Hatchet -- Gary Paulsen
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams
The Hobbit -- J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games -- Suzanne Collins
I Am the Messenger -- Markus Zusak
Looking for Alaska -- John Green
Lord of the Flies -- William Golding
Maus: My Father Bleeds History  -- Art Spiegelman
Milkweed -- Jerry Spinelli
The Misfits -- James Howe
Monster -- Walter Dean Myers
Night -- Elie Wiesel
The Number Devil -- Hans Magnus Enzenberger
The Odyssey -- Homer, trans. Fagles
Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen
The Red Badge of Courage -- Stephen Crane
The Rock and the River -- Kekla Magoon
Romeo and Juliet -- William Shakespeare
Salt: a Story of Friendship in a Time of War -- Helen Frost
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Thirteen Reasons Why -- Jay Asher
To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 -- Christopher Paul Curtis
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