Want to get published!? The Kansas City Teen Zine is back! We want to publish the most talented teenagers in Kansas City for Unheard Voices #2! We are looking for submission of essays, book/movie reviews, fiction, photography, art, poetry, comics, drawings, short stories, and more to be published. All work MUST be original. All works will be reviewed by other teens in Kansas City for publication.
Express Your Opinionated Side
Write a review of the most recent book you've read for the web site. Turn it in at your library branch and get a Library coupon good for $1 off your fines, toward your printing, check out a feature DVD, or snag some ear buds. And, each time you turn in a review it gets entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card!
Share Your Artistic Side
The Homeward Bounders, by Diana Wynne Jones; Reviewed by Leah Merrill
In this high stakes science fiction novel from the ever inventive Ms. Jones, twelve year old Jamie Hamilton discovers a secret he should never have known. His world-and every other world-is just a game played by the mysterious demon "Them." Wars are played out in turns, and the loss of life is dependant on the toss of dice.
The Gathering, by Michael Carroll; Reviewed by Anne Hentzen
This book is about a group of young superheroes. Colin-the son of Titan, a flying superhero, and Energy, a superhero who can control energy- are dealing with identity issues. Danny is the son of Quantum, who predicted that he would lead a war against humans. Danny saw the prophecy as well, and is frightened by the vividness of the vision, including the mechanical arm. Renata, aka Diamond, is a superhuman who has been frozen for 10 years, has just woken up and has lost ten years without aging.
Vote for up to 3 of your favorite books from last year! Voting is open from August 24 - September 18, 2009 to readers from ages 12 to 18. Vote now!
Check out the 2009 book nominees listed below. These books were nominated by members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country, including our very own Trails Teens at the Trails West Branch!
June 8, Express Yourself SR Kickoff Party: Roof top concert Featuring the Whomping Willows! With KC Teen Bands, Roving Way, Sour Apple Surgery and Prowl the Sky!
Express Yourself & Make Your Own Crafts:
Every Weds. 2-3 pm
Materials & snacks provided
June 10 Express Yourself Journals and Beaded Bookmarks
June 17 Tie Dye
June 24 CD Clocks
July 1 Mini Cork Boards
July 8 Canvass book bags
July 15 Hardware Jewelry and Gems
July 22 Terrariums
July 29 Express Yourself Craft Wrap-Up!
Free Movie Fridays! 2-4 pm
June 12 Feature Movie: Freedom Writer's Diary