City of Winnipeg | Libraries

Category: YAC Teen Posts

These posts are submitted by members of our Youth Advisory Councils. Interested in joining a YAC? Read more about it!


Looking forward to 2020

New year, new books, movies, and more! Here are a few titles our Youth Advisory Council teens and staff are looking forward to checking out in 2020. BOOKS Demon is a thrilling, horrifying, and disturbing conclusion to Shane Peacock’s Gothic YA trilogy, The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim....

Indian Horse

Indian Horse Book Review

The novel Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese takes place in Manitoba during the time of residential schools. These school’s main job was to take Indigenous children from their homes and “erase the Indian from the child”. Priests and nuns ran the school, and were trying to erase the children’s’...


Libraries are Not Boring!

I was lying on my bed one summer morning in the year of 2015, when I heard our landline ring. My eyes were closed and I had no plans of waking up. My sister rushed into my room, and I remember how irritated I was, because I didn’t want to...


A Monster Inside All of Us: The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Ranjan S., Looking for a very interesting novel to read for summer? Look no further, I have the perfect book for you. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a fairly simple read, considering it was published in the late eighteen hundreds.  Without giving the...


Ode to The Odyssey

by Sophie H., No matter how old you are, or how old the story is, The Odyssey is a timeless classic that tells stories in a way that is accessible to everyone. The events that Homer details in his epic work have been retold through picture books, films, graphic...


The Giver: Book to Movie

     This summer the classic novel The Giver by Lois Lowry came to the big screen. The movie rendition attracted some high profile actors such as Jeff Bridges as The Giver and Meryl Streep as Chief Elder. The movie was directed by Philip Noyce and the screenplay...