Governments in dystopian YA novels

by Macy Conley The most popular dystopian novels are created out of conflict between the government and the people. Reading about the beliefs and regulations of some governments found in YA fiction can be unbelievable. They seem so completely unnatural or fake that we can forget that there are actual governments that are used as …

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Ways Summer Reading can help your Teens

By Macy Conley Teen summer reading is in full swing at the El Reno Carnegie Library! July is coming with fun filled weeks ahead. Even though the Teen Summer Reading Programs is full of fun and exciting activities, the activities can serve other purposes too. For example, the Wednesday crafts activities help promote creativity in a …

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The Injustice of Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus

By Alicia Ballard Anime was a staple in Saturday morning cartoon line-ups in the mid-1990s to early 2000s. DIC, the company to bring most of the shows like Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and One Piece to America, tended to take liberties with the translations. For example: in Pokemon, Brock famously refers to rice balls as “jelly-filled …

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