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Discover the dark side of Charles LIndbergh in this riveting biography.  It is no exaggeration to say that I could NOT PUT IT DOWN!  And it has received six starred reviews, people.  SIX!  And it has been named a finalist for the 2021 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award.

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming (Feb 2020)
First human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sensations; Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite; loner whose baby was kidnapped and murdered; champion of Eugenics, the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding; tireless environmentalist. Charles Lindbergh was all of the above and more.

Lois Lowry has written over 40 books.  She won the Newbery Medal twice -- for The Giver and Number the Stars.  She seems like an author who has done it all.  But 2020 marked her first time to write a book in verse.  She was inspired by a home movie of herself playing on the beach in Honolulu.  And she catches a glimpse of a military ship on the horizon.  It was the USS Arizona, the vessel that was bombed during the Pearl Harbor attack.  Yesterday, December 7 was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  Lowry's new book was part of my commemoration.  But the remembering shouldn't be limited to a single day.  Let her book about an important past be part of your immediate reading future.

Maybe you've been creative all of your young life.  Maybe you've just recently tapped into your creative talents because of COVID-19.  Either way, you'll find inspiration in this podcast playlist shared by School Library Journal.

Here comes your next obsession from the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying.  You'll never feel the same about family again.

Today's virtual field trips will take you deep into the wilds of Asia and Indonesia.  You'll see amazing landscapes and encounter interesting animals.  You'll learn a lot, but you'll definitely want to learn even more!  Keep exploring with the help of the provided book list.

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March 31, 2020
During this time of staying safe and distancing from one another the Hoover Public Library will not be accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We hope to bring back this wonderful program in the future.  As circumstances change and as we make plans for the future, we will update this page with new information as it is forthcoming.

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