Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Teen Services


News & Announcements

  • Toni, Kurt and Cornell
    Posted on 7/19/2016 05:23 PM by Cody Teens.

    What do Toni Morrison and Kurt Vonnegut have in common? Yes, they are both prolific authors with thousands of fans, but did you know that they both attended Cornell? I too did not know this until I did some extensive research into both of their lives after reading Cat’s Cradle and Beloved back to back. Cat’s Cradle is one of Vonnegut’s most famous pieces of work. It chronicle the life of John, a writer who ends up visiting a dystopian society called San Lorenzo. His journey is filled with mystery, tragedy and intrigue, but I won’t spoil it for you. Morrison’s Beloved is the tail of a group of women haunted by and evil spirit at the end of the 19th century. These women face times of trial and incredible hardship but they find unity in their sisterhood. After reading both of these books, something seemed similar to me. These stories are expansive, full of beautiful prose and carefully selected words, but most of all, they are societally influenced. They examine the problems with society through satire and searing language. I’m not sure what these two authors learned during their years at Cornell, but I am thankful for whatever it was. Check out these books if you want to laugh, cry and understand the world we live in just a little bit better. You won’t regret it.

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Book Reviews

  • Parman Teen Book Review: “The Outsiders” by S.E.Hinton
    Posted on 7/12/2016 04:02 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    I realized today that this novel is a young adult classic for a reason. Hinton’s story is rich and deeply moving, detailing a short episode of the narrator’s – Ponyboy’s – life as he examines how people of different socioeconomic classes tend to segregate themselves and what truly marks these differences, money or otherwise. I’d […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “The catcher in the rye” by J.D. Salinger
    Posted on 7/6/2016 11:31 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    As a more modern classic, The Catcher in the Rye is different from most of the other classics I’ve read. First and foremost, the narrator, Holden Caulfield, is a sixteen-year-old, which I believe will make it easier for teens to relate to this novel on a personal level. In the book, Holden faces disillusionment with […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Displays
    Posted on 6/23/2016 06:51 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    Niraja made this book display for the Teen Area here at Parman. She’s not only great at writing book reviews but she also has awesome creative talent! Here’s the Teen Summer Reading Book display-All things GREEN! 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowel
    Posted on 6/20/2016 05:14 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    This is the first book I have read by Rowell, and I enjoyed it. Fangirl tells the story of college freshman Cath Avery who feels estranged by her twin sister, Wren. Now that they are in college, Wren feels that it is best for Cath and her to make new friends and refuses to be […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “When breath becomes air” by Paul Kalanithi
    Posted on 6/15/2016 11:53 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    Paul Kalanithi’s memoir (with an afterword from his wife), is a book that I would recommend to all readers without regard to one’s age, interests, or any other differences that distinguish us. Kalanithi’s candid, heartfelt writing will appeal to all, and his passion for his calling is truly inspiring. What I enjoyed most about this […] 
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  • Explora for High School - Explora for High School is designed especially for youth in grades 6-12 and serves as an interface for searching across multiple databases.
  • Kids Health - KidsHealth provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth was created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media and provides separate sites for parents, kids and teens.
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