Fairy tales, myths and classic tales. We can’t get enough of them, and luckily publishers and authors agree! Below is a list of retellings, and if you STILL can’t get enough ask your local librarian for more recommendations, or check out this massive list that Epic Reads compiled: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/an-epic-chart-of-162-young-adult-retellings/
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Teen Reviewer: Khamedriah Grimes
"Normal" is not a word to describe this new paranormal fiction by Lili St. Crow. Dru Anderson is not the average girl getting ready for graduation and proms. She is too busy delving into the Real World, where werewolfs, zombies, and powerful immortals live. Dru has been in training with her dad since she was young. To be prepared for the Real World is not easy. One night she comes home and she fights a zombie who has broken into her house. When she figures out who it is, it turns her world upside down.
07-Ghost by Yukino Ichihara, Yuki Amemiya
Teen Reviewer: Erica Whorton
Teito Klein was once an orphan and a slave. All he has ever known was to obey orders that were given to him and to never betray the military. Not having a full grasp of his memories was fine with him until he meets the person responsible for his capture.
April is National Poetry Month, but here's a way to enjoy poetry year-round. Collections of poetry, entire stories told through poems, books about the impact of poetry on teen lives - there is something for everyone. Try one or several of the books below. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to write your own poem.
Click here to check out poems by other Kansas City teens.