My Favorite YA Novels of 2016!

I will admit that being a High School Librarian is the BEST JOB EVER!! I honestly feel that it keeps me young at heart. There is nothing better than to give a student a book that will help them, inspire them, entertain them, make them happy, make them sad, and help them grow.  I read […]

Author & Book Spotlight! Guadalupe Garcia McCall

 It was my second year as a high school librarian and we were fortunate to host Guadalupe Garcia McCall at our high school. She had just been awarded the Pure Belpre Award for her debut novel Under the Mesquite. Under the Mesquite is a novel in verse that captured my heart and mind in an […]

Margie’s Young Adult Must Reads of 2014

As a High School Librarian, I get to read so many amazing Young Adult Novels throughout the school year. Hundreds of books cross my desk each year, many catch my eye, if only the job of a librarian was to read all day I would put these titles away like a champ!  But believe it […]

Under the Mesquite by: Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Age: 12 & up | Grades 7 & up   When Papi gives us the news at the breakfast table, Analiza and Victoria stare at him wide-eyed. Its been a year and a half since Mami had her last chemotherapy treatment, and although most of Papi’s money has been spent on the hope of saving […]

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