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The #SVYALit Project: Using YA Lit to talk about sexual violence and consent in the lives of teens. Here are a few book lists and book reviews.

Because No Always Mean No, a list of books dealing with sexual assault  
Take 5: Difficult books on an important topic (sexual violence)
Take 5: Sexual Violence in the Life of Boys  
Book Review: The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely 
Thinking About Boys, Sex, and Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian 
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton 
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
September Girls by Bennett Madison  
Discussing THE S WORD by Chelsea Pitcher, a guest post by Lourdes Keochgerien
5 Reasons I Loved Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Khuen
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Uses for Boys by Erica Loraine Scheidt
Killer Instinct by S. E. Green

Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Sex/Consent Positive Titles: Karen’s List Christa’s List Carrie’s List

See the complete #SVYALit Project Index Here: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/02/svyalit-project-index.html

This is important. Could very well help those struggling to read these books. Don’t leave anyone in the dark.

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Mockingjay Part 1, Characters + Promotional Images

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Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.

I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication. 

The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.

What do you think teens, does it matter that she is actually a little girl?


"Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them."

August 26: Women’s Equality Day 2014

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The Ministry of Magic’s Auror Office has asked the West Chester Public Library to announce our second annual Harry Potter Party!
It will be taking place at the Library with the help of the Auror Office on August 26th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for ages 9-14!
Registration will be online through the WCPL’s calendar on August 12th. Please register quickly so that we can send you information from the Auror’s office, we have FINALLY convinced them that it will be far less messy to use e-mails then actual owls.
Thank you!

One of the Library liaisons to the Auror Office

Don’t forget!  Ministry of Magic officials will be at the West Chester Public Library tonight!  If you’ve registered, we expect to see you there promptly at 6 pm to begin the festivities!



Wendy MacNaughton, from Meanwhile, in San Francisco.

LadyArwen: Yeah.



Wendy MacNaughton, from Meanwhile, in San Francisco.

LadyArwen: Yeah.

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It has been an exciting weekend here at the Library with our Ministry Representatives leaving items for the party.
On Saturday Miss Bridget came in to find a set of Robes, a Witch’s hat (which when she put it on made her yell ‘GRYFFINDOR!’ thus leading us to believe that the Ministry has enchanted it to help us with Sorting), some of Professor Trelawney’s scarves, a couple of Ministry posters and the IDs of the Ministry Representatives who will be here tomorrow night.
This morning goodies from Honeydukes where left, a small cauldron, two wands (oops ) and the sign to Platform 9 3/4.
Both mornings the Library had been enchanted to play music from the Wireless Wizarding Network so Miss Bridget has been dancing to Celestina Warbeck (Mrs. Weasley’s favorite singer! A video of her is above preforming a song that she recorded, the proceeds of which went to St. Mungos.)
We hope that everyone is as excited as we are for the party tomorrow night!