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Info About Carpinteria, CA
Avocado Festival, Carpinteria 2010
Are you a teenager and you want to be part of Carpinteria and volunteer with a local organization:
Girls, Inc. Carpinteria
Carp Cares for Youth, Carpinteria
Book Awards and Book Lists
The ALA (American Library Association) provides a list of authors and illustrators
Rutgers School of Arts and Science put together a Book of the Month list of excellent children’s books that contain powerful lessons about economics.
Book Reviews and Blogs
You love NPR… you love the books NPR recommends. NPR’s book page.
The New York Times’ Paper Cuts, a Blog about books
Outstanding Books for the College Bound: The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Reader will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world. AYALSA Committee of public, secondary school, and academic librarians selects the list. Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for college, educators, librarians, and parents) it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, to strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.
2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The Quick Pick lists presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.
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