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Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegleman August 18, 2011

Teen Review By: Taylor W.

Rating: 5/5

What is the book about?

Art decides to write a comic about hsi dad, a Holocaust survivor. This is his dad’s story.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I hate reading history stories, but I liked how this one is told in comic form. It really tells what it was like for those in the camps, something we don’t get nowadays. A great history read.

Who would you recommend it to?

Anyone who wants to know more about WWII, but hates reading history books.


* A note from YS staff member Tara: Did you know that Art Spiegleman won the Pulizter Prize Letters Award for Maus in 1992? Also, don’t forget to check out the equally awe-inspiring sequel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began.


Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners May 11, 2009

pyjamasThe winners of the YRC awards were announced recently. Thanks to everyone who voted! No surprises with the senior division winner, which won in the Edmonton area by a landslide. I have to confess that I was pulling for The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak, which is one of my favourite books. I was also quite thrilled that The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne won. I imagine that the increased exposure from the recent movie helped it to get noticed…

Check out our website to find out about the 2010 nominees!

Junior Division:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Intermediate Division:
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Senior Division:
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


Young Reader’s Choice Awards September 18, 2008

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Ark AngelWhat do you think about this year’s nominees? There are some terrific books on the list this year, such as The Book Thief and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Read any two books from any of the categories, and you can nominate your vote for this year’s winner. Read now, and vote in March!

Find out more on our Great Reads page: http://www.sclibrary.ab.ca/teenzone/framesets/treadsf.htm 

or check out the official YRCA website:  http://www.pnla.org/yrca/index.htm