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  • Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

    Co-Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Inspire Teens

    “We can’t be more loyal to our fears than our futures,” said Jason Reynolds, co-author of All American Boys, during a truly inspirational talk at the Orlando Public Library. He and co-author Brendan Kiely visited Orlando as part of the OCLS Sunshine State Author Series. The authors spoke at two Orange County libraries, two OCPS…

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    A Conversation with Jackson Pearce

    The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Library staff member Stephanie Doane had the privilege of interviewing our final author who will participate in the series, Jackson Pearce. She began writing…

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  • Jack Reacher

    Which is Better? The Book or the Movie?

    It's the age old question—which is better: the book or the movie? Most readers usually say the book but why is that? Is it because the book came first? Is it because you spend two hours watching a movie, but days reading a book? Reading can give you a deeper understanding of what’s going on…

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    14 Romance Novels to Read This Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day—or Saint Valentine's Day as it also known—is an internationally recognized holiday that centers on a celebration of love. And while the holiday was not always a romantic or sentimental celebration, the earliest presence of these ideas can be found in the 14th Century when Geoffrey Chaucer and other writers explored the concept of…

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  • Sunshine State Author Series

    An Interview with Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

    The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Library staff member Lauren Mathur had the privilege of interviewing two of this year's participants, authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. They are the…

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