Audiobooks

Introduction Prior to the prolificacy of the printed word, information was shared via storytelling. Talented orators enchanted audiences telling their tales. In fact, many of the literary greats were inspired by the sound of stories. Mark Twain, for instance, fashioned Jim of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after a elderly man enslaved by Twain’s uncleContinue reading “Audiobooks”

The Obsession

There are way too many books that glamorize the completely infatuated guy who is just absolutely possessed with some girl. Women read these titles thinking it would be a dream relationship.

Books in the Chat

Books in the Chat will be hosted on Discord, and members are encouraged to live chat as they read. Books in the Chat is also available on several other social media sites including: Facebook (FCPL Teens), Instagram (@myfcpl or @theYALibrarian), Twitter (@projectlitFCPL), and TikTok (@FCPLTeens). Additionally, a live chat about the book will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. on Instagram (@theYALibrarian).

The History of YA Literature (Part Four)

Young people are concerned with the state of our country, the inequalities that still exist, and are interested in improving the world.

The History of YA Literature (Part Two)

Meanwhile, youth were still reading “adult” books for entertainment. Including books like Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719) and Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift (1726). While more didactic literature, like Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678) was written and sold specifically for youth readers.