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Teen books, tween books, middle-grade books, young adult books, otherwise known as YA, we'll talk about it all. Join Springfield-Greene County Library staff to discuss all books YA, dish on what it is like to work at a library, discuss the highs and lows of reading, and sometimes even interview your favorite authors. If you love to talk about books, tune in for each episode!

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Season 2, Episode 6

Connecting to Ourselves and the World Around Us

May 13, 2021

On this episode we discuss middle grade and teen stories that explore the power of the human spirit and the importance of connecting to the natural world.

Season 2, Episode 5

The Magic and Fire Within

May 6, 2021

Charity and Jen discuss graphic novels with an LGBTQ focus for middle grade and young adult readers.

Season 2, Episode 4

Books We Can't Forget or the Kids' Classics We Still Love

April 29, 2021

In this episode, we talk about the middle grade books we love just as much now as we did when we were kids, with guest Dionne.

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