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Review: Small Town Sinners

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker. Bloomsbury. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Lacey Anne Byer is a good girl from a good family. She’s sixteen, looking forward to getting her drivers license, spending more time with her best friends Starla Joy and Dean, and getting (hopefully!) a lead role in her church’s Hell House. […]

Connecting Religious Teens With Literature

Connecting Religious Teens with Literature, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 6 Presenters: Sarah Holtkamp, Jennifer Lowe Holtkamp and Lowe, librarians from Tinley Park Public Library, Illinois, explained their library, and their community, and how that led them to this topic. The books that were discussed were varied. In the links below is Holtkamp’s and Lowe’s […]

Review: Hush

Hush by Eishes Chayil. Walker, a division of Bloomsbury. 2010. Review copy from publisher. The Plot: Gittel is a teenager, preparing to graduate High School, get married, get a job. She is haunted by memories of her childhood friend, Devory. When they were both nine, Devory hanged herself in the bathroom of Gittel’s house. Now […]