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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda

Review by Hailey, age 14:

I listened to this book as an audiobook. In some parts it was confusing because the words were connecting to the pictures that I could not see. This book showed in many ways how the events and concepts shown in Hamilton are just as crucial in our everyday lives as they were in Hamilton's time. I enjoyed hearing how these concepts were applied to our lives. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I were to read the hard copy. Overall I really enjoyed this book.

In one word: Interesting

This book was powerful.

Short Story Contest Submission Deadline

Do you love writing? Share your talents with us as a part of Teen Summer Reading! Write a short fantasy or mythology inspired story and enter to win.

Please submit a story that is 1500 words or less by July 31st at midnight. Submissions- which must include your name and contact information- will be accepted by email to savannah@evld.org (include your branch with your submission). 

The winning stories will recieve:

First place: Kindle Fire

Second Place: $20 gift card

Writer's Workshop #2

Learn how to use a writer's workshop to improve your writing skills. This is a two-session workshop and is part of Teen Summer Reading. The first session will be focused on how to workshop, etiquette, and story starters, with a brief workshop at the end. The second workshop will be focused entirely on workshopping submitted texts. Participants are encouraged to use the stories they are working on for the short story competition during the second workshop.

Writer's Workshop #1

Learn how to use a writer's workshop to improve your writing skills. This is a two-session workshop and is part of Teen Summer Reading. The first session will be focused on how to workshop, etiquette, and story starters, with a brief workshop at the end. The second workshop will be focused entirely on workshopping submitted texts. Participants are encouraged to use the stories they are working on for the short story competition during the second workshop.