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Teen SRC 2020 – The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass - Pullman, Philip

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

This is such an interesting story. It explains the two different perspectives between Will and Lyra. Lyra is stuck in a trance of being in the land of the dead and also being in her world. she keeps going back and forth. At first, I didn’t understand the story that well, as it continued, I loved how the book pulls you into the fantasy. I would definitely recommend this book for all ages, not just teens.

Teen SRC 2020 – Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes & Friendship by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

This book reflects serious topics like racism, rights and friendship. A lot of adult stuff. This book is written by 2 people with very different perspectives on life. They have reflected on their childhoods and how skin color doesn’t split people into groups. Just because you have a different skin color then someone else, doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. This book is great for middle school students and for anyone really. You don’t have to wear a specific type of shoes to “fit in”. Everyone is a person and should be treated like one no matter how different they look. This is a very deep story and great for middle school teaching.

Teen SRC 2020 – Front Desk by Kelly Wang

Front Desk

Front Desk by Kelly Wang

This is such a heartfelt story because Mia [main character] changed everybody lives, and now its her chance to change her own life. Mia was struggling so hard and this book really represents real problems that poor immigrants all face. In so many movies, they make it look like if you immigrate to America you will suddenly be rich, have a penthouse, a pool, and so many other things, Wrong. This is a true story, it does not happen with a snap of your fingers. — Erin S