SVR Online Teen Book Club

Purple Heart Online Book Club for Teens

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Campbell_Library_Staff

Purple Heart Patricia McCormick will be personally joining some of the discussions! Questions will be updated weekly, so make sure to bookmark our page and check in regularly! Join our discussion today. This week's question: “Support the troops” is a popular slogan. What does it really mean? How do we live up to this commitment when soldiers come home with painful reminders of an unpopular war, such . . . more »

Purple Heart Online Book Club for Teens

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Patricia McCormick will be personally joining some of the discussions! Questions will be updated weekly, so make sure to bookmark our page and check in regularly! Join our discussion today. This week's question: Matt’s letters to and from his girlfriend, Caroline, serve to powerfully contrast the life of an average high school student with that of a soldier just out of high school. Discuss how . . . more »

Purple Heart Online Book Club for Teens

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Purple Heart Patricia McCormick will be personally joining some of the discussions! Questions will be updated weekly, so make sure to bookmark our page and check in regularly! Join our discussion today. This week's question: At some point, most kids play at war. What is the allure of playing war? How has your view of war changed as you’ve grown older? How has it been changed by . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads Author Press Conference for Teens

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Cupertino_Library

Silicon Valley Reads for Teens kicked off with the 1st Annual SVR Author Press Conference. Since 2002, the Silicon Valley Reads program has encouraged EVERYONE in Santa Clara County to read the same book, at the same time, and talk about it. Now, for the first time, high school newspaper reporters and journalism departments gathered together to interview SVR 2013 authors, Brian Castner (The Long . . . more »

Purple Heart Online Book Club for Teens

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by jtakagihsu

Patricia McCormick will be personally joining some of the discussions! Questions will be updated weekly, so make sure to bookmark our page and check in regularly! Join our discussion today. Question: It is often said that old men make wars; young men carry them out. Do you think this is true? How does age affect a person’s view of war and his or her role . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads: Trivia Contest

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by jtakagihsu

Purple Heart Teen Trivia Contest Enter our Purple Heart Trivia Contest for Teens, where answering 5 multiple choice questions can win you a $25 gift card! Even if you haven’t read the book yet, you can still answer the questions by using the library catalog or going online. For ages 13 - 19. One entry per person please. Entries must be submitted by March 30, 2013. It’s easy, enter the . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads 2013: TEEN Selection Purple Heart

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Book cover: Purple Heart The Invisible Wounds of War Get ready, because Silicon Valley Reads(SVR) is back for the 1-3. Not only is it back, and better than ever, but SVR now has an entire program just for teens! Wait-a-sec, hold on, pal, just what the heck is Silicon Valley Reads? Well, I’m glad you asked. Simply put, it’s when everyone in Santa Clara County is encouraged to read . . . more »

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