Mockingjay Part 2 -- Nothing Can Prepare You for the End
The final movie in The Hunger Games franchise hits theaters this weekend. Want to see Mockingjay Part 2 with teens who have loved the movies AND the books? Sign up for Hoover Public Library's Teen Movie Night Out on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4 p.m. We will pay admission for teens (ages 13-18) to see the movie at Patton Creek Carmike. If you want snacks, you'll need to bring some money. Other members of your family are welcome to join us, but they will have to pay for their own tickets. Space is limited, so you will need to register online or by phone (444-7826).
If you want to re-read the books, you know where to find them -- in the Teen Spot, YA COL and YA COL AB. We also have the ebooks available through Overdrive.
1. The Hunger Games
2. Catching Fire
National Book Award 2015 -- Young People's Literature
The National Book Foundation's mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. The Foundation established the National Book Award in 1950. There are four Award categories -- Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. This year's Young People's Literature Award was presented to Neal Shusterman for Challenger Deep, a novel about a mentally ill teenager who has dark fantasies about traveling to the deepest point on earth, which was inspired by Mr. Shusterman’s son.
- The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
- Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
- Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
- Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson
- Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
- This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary Paulsen
- X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon