We're half way through Southington Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program for Teens! Congratulations to the winners so far:
7/5 Patrick B. won a $25 Kiwi Spoon gift card. He read "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
7/11 Lily H. won a $25 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. She read "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.
7/18 Danielle H. won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. She read "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan.
7/25 Kayleigh M. won a $25 AMC Theatres gift card. She read "Pisces" by Rachel Medhurst.
Remember, you've got to be in it to win it! So for every book, audiobook, magazine, graphic novel, or comic you read, fill out an entry form here or in the Library and be entered into the weekly drawing for gift cards! And on August 22 is the Grand Prize Drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, a $75 Amazon gift card, and a $50 Amazon gift card.
The August 24 issue of The New York Times Book Review published an interview with Malala Yousafzai, author of
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. In the interview, Malala is quoted as saying, "Books can capture injustices in a way that stays with you and makes you want to do something about them. That's why they are so powerful."
For me, this rings true. Books... words... ideas... are so influential because they linger in our thoughts and in our minds. But in my opinion, it's not enough to simply think about the issues, we should also do something.
Nicole Kent is the