Archive: Oct 2020
Teen Novel Writing WorkshopLeave a Comment
As part of National Novel Writing Month (National Novel Writing Mont
h or NaNoWriMo), John, Reference Technician, and Amanda, Teen Specialist, will lead 3 virtual lessons (Nov 4, 11, and 18) for your teens. In this month-long writing project, we’ll focus on novella writing in soap-opera style–heavy on the drama and 100% silly. Don’t worry if you’ve missed previous sessions, you are welcome to sign up for individual sessions.
Register Today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcq_WD8WF6nUyfhsN_kAy7icfE0SPMboiS19NppGgaIPBLXA/viewform
What is NaNoWriMo?
NanoWriMo encourages writers, young and old, to set personal goals in writing a novel in one month (or making significant progress!)
What do I (or my teen) will write about?
You can choose whatever project you want! If you have an idea already for a project pursue that! However, if you do not have an idea and have no idea where to start but still want to participate, we are encouraging our participants to write a novella. Think soap opera style, tons of drama and completely ridiculous – anything goes so let your creativity shine!
This seems like a lot of work. How many words would I have to write each day?
You set the limit and you can change your word goal as many times as you want. It’s not about how many words you write – it’s about having fun and setting the habit!
What do you mean by ‘classroom’?
We will have a personal classroom through NaNoWriMo’s official website where our participants can join our specific classroom using a unique classroom code. In this online classroom we will have announcements, novel chat message boards, and challenges. In addition to the classroom we will have a few Zoom calls throughout the month as a check in and a sounding board for your stories. These calls are optional.
Email Amanda with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dial-a-Story!Leave a Comment
Introducing Dial-a-Story! We now have a toll free, always available phone number where you can listen to stories, jokes, and poems. No internet required — just a phone! What you’ll hear is recorded by our librarians and all have been carefully selected by the Morgantown Public Library System team.
Just call 304-826-BOOK (2665) to reach the Dial-A-Story!
At the end of each selection, you will automatically be redirected to the main menu, but if you don’t want to wait until the end, you can hit # to go to the main menu.
What you can choose to hear in our Halloween Dial-a-Story Edition (available till November 1st):
Dial 1–We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt (Children’s Story)
Dial 2–The Night Before Halloween (Children’s Story)
Dial 3–Whooo’s There? (Children’s Story)
Dial 4–Big Pumpkin (Children’s Story)
Dial 5–Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins (Children’s Story)
Dial 6–A spooky poem (All Ages)
Dial 7–Fun Jokes (All Ages)
Expect a new batch of stories to come your way November 1st!
Young Adult Civic Engagement Recommendations by Library Director, Sarah Palfrey1 Comment
I was an avid YA reader for decades after being an actual YA, but over the last few years it hasn’t really held my interest. Enter 2020 and the new trend of Young Adult fiction centered around civic engagement and voting, and I am back! I loved all of these books for their heart, their passion, and a new version of a coming of age story. YA trends can get pretty repetitive, pretty quickly and I felt each of these offered enough of a different twist to not burn out so quickly.
The thing that threads through all of these novels regardless of the outcome of their election, and most importantly in a YA novel, without being cheesy, is the importance of hope. That there is room for idealism, and mistakes, and first-loves in a messy and complicated world. I am always a fan of ‘coming of age’ stories in all shapes and sizes, and now in a very specific sub-genre of Election Lit.
All three titles are available at the Morgantown Public Library.
Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
There’s a lot going on in this book, political campaigns, teenage family drama, multiple religious and cultural perspectives, but it all works together. The reviews on this one are fairly hot or cold, I think there is room to criticize, but it also leaves a lot of room for hope, which is something I appreciate in a 2020 title.
Hoopla (audio) WVDeli (audio and ebook)
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
This circadian novel is a frustrating look at the logistical challenges some first time voters could face heading to the ballot box combine with the ‘meet cute’ story of Marva and Duke. I am not a huge fan of alternating narrators (somehow I picked two for this list), but Colbert does it really well. She uses it effectively to change up the pace of the story, an interesting touch to a book that takes place over the course of just a few hours. Colbert makes what could have been a very formulaic tale feel very personal.
Hoopla (audio and ebook) WVDeli
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Mari’s father is a Senator who is running for President which puts her at the center of attention she never asked for. Exactly where most teens would love to find themselves, right? Social media in high school can be difficult enough, being thrown on a national stage ups the consequences for Mari. Sylvester focuses her story along themes of friendship, family, and community, and leaves the romance out of the picture. Unless you count a deep love of the everglades and environmental activism, in which case love wins.
Intro to Civic Engagement Starter Set for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults by Amanda Young, Library Teens SpecialistLeave a Comment
Amanda, library teens specialist, has put together an intro to civic engagement starter set for tweens, teens, and young adults!
One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters are Treated Equally by Carol Anderson, with Tonya Bolden
YA 324.6 AND
Ages 12 – 14
In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history- the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance- the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Also available as an ebook on Libby! And as an audiobook and ebook on Hoopla!
Marva was born ready for this day. She’s always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke is so done with this election. He just wants to get voting over so he can prepare for his band’s first paying gig tonight. Only problem? Duke can’t vote. When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. Romantic and triumphant, The Voting Booth is proof that you can’t sit around waiting for the world to change… but some things are just meant to be.
Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth by Christy Peterson.
YA 333.72 PET
Also available as an ebook on Hoopla!
Ages 11-18 Grades 6+
On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously fragmented issues under the same banner. It was the largest nationwide event ever, and lawmakers took notice. But one day didn’t change everything. Fifty years after the first Earth Day, climate change remains a dire concern. The divide between political parties continues to widen, and environmental policy has become an increasingly partisan issue. The spread of disinformation has also made climate change a debatable idea, rather than scientific fact. A new generation of advocates continue the fight to make environmental policy a top priority for the United States and for nations around the globe.
We are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World by Valentina Giannella
We Are All Greta sets out the basic ideas required to understand climate change, explained in a scientific and accessible way and drawn from the most authoritative sources. With a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge and a list of websites to visit for further information, this is a book for young people, for parents, for grandparents and anyone having to answer direct and urgent questions about what must be done to protect our world.
Social Justice and Race Relations
This is My America by Kim Johnson
Also available as an ebook on Libby!
Ages 12+ Grades 7+
Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time–her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis
YA 920 DAV
Also available as an audiobook on Libby!
Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers–who fought for liberty and justice for all–were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy–that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles. These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true–and they should be heard.
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
Also available as an ebook on Libby!
Ages 14+ Grades 9+
In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system.Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center.Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce–the protagonist of Dear Martin–Quan’s story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there’s a dead cop and a weapon with Quan’s prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure.
Political Participation, Activism and Persistence
How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics by Lauren Duca
YA 320.0835 DUC
Duca investigates and explains the issues at the root of our ailing political system and reimagines what an equitable democracy would look like. It begins with young people getting involved. People like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress; David and Lauren Hogg, two survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting who went on to become advocates for gun control; Amanda Litman, who founded the nonprofit organization Run For Something, to assist progressive young people in down ballot elections; and many more.
Enough is Enough: How Students Can Join the Fight for Gun Safety by Michelle Roehm McCann
YA 363.33 MCC
Ages 12+ Grades 7+
Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence–as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don’t just want to get involved, they want to change the world. Enough Is Enough is a call to action for teens ready to lend their voices to the gun violence prevention movement. This handbook deftly explains America’s gun violence issues–myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers–and provides a road map for effective activism. Told in three parts, Enough Is Enough also explores how America got to this point and the obstacles we must overcome, including historical information about the Second Amendment, the history of guns in America, and an overview of the NRA. Informative chapters include interviews with teens who have survived gun violence and student activists who are launching their own movements across the country. Additionally, the book includes a Q&A with gun owners who support increased gun safety laws.
Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage foreword by Senator Amy Klobuchar
YA 170.44 NEV
Also available as an ebook on Libby! And as an audiobook on Hoopla!
Ages 12+ Grades 7+
A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity– but persisted. Among others: actress Alia Shawkat was told she was too “ethnic” for parts. Former NFL player Wade Davis bullied other gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Auschwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. They tell how they rose through the hate, overcoming the obstacles of their childhood to the hard-won lives they live today.
The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson
Also available as an ebook on Libby!
Ages 13+ Grades 8+
When Dean Arnault’s mother decided to run for president, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone, least of all her son. But still that doesn’t mean Dean wants to be part of the public spectacle that is the race for the White House–at least not until he meets Dre. The only problem is that Dre Rosario’s on the opposition; he’s the son of the Democratic nominee. But as Dean and Dre’s meet-ups on the campaign trail become less left to chance, their friendship quickly becomes a romantic connection unlike any either of the boys have ever known. If it wasn’t hard enough falling in love across the aisle, the political scheming of a shady third-party candidate could cause Dean and Dre’s world to explode around them.
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager
YA 920 PRA
Also available as an ebook on Libby! And as an ebook on Hoopla!
Ages 13+ Grades 8+
World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals–and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.
The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Also available as an audiobook and ebook on Libby!
Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic–they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right. To us, they are all gutsy women–leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs gutsy women.
This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne
Also available as an ebook on Libby! And as an ebook on Hoopla!
Ages 13+ Grades 8+
American attitudes toward immigrants are paradoxical. On the one hand, we see our country as a haven for the poor and oppressed; anyone, no matter his or her background, can find freedom here and achieve the “American Dream.” On the other hand, depending on prevailing economic conditions, fluctuating feelings about race and ethnicity, and fear of foreign political and labor agitation, we set boundaries and restrictions on who may come to this country and whether they may stay as citizens. This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965. The book concludes with a summary of events up to contemporary times, as immigration again becomes a hot-button issue.
Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt
Also available as an audiobook on Hoopla!
Evan, the nephew of a conservative southern senator, and Alma, who lives with her large, warm Mexican family, fall in love, but when Immigration and Customs Enforcement begins raids on their town, Alma knows she needs to tell Evan her secrets, but how can she tell her country-club boyfriend that she is an undocumented immigrant?
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Ages 12+ Grades 7+
When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz’s father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero-while the whole country is watching.
Pop-Up Book TrailLeave a Comment
Need a family activity this Sunday? In a special one-day pop-up book trail, take the whole family to the outdoor Nath Sculpture Garden at the Art Museum of WVU anytime between 12:30pm and 6:00pm this Sunday!
Read through an entire story as you take in the art and outdoors. This month’s book is “The Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds. Send us photos of your family at the book trail!
There are giveaways for kids that book their free tickets to see the exhibitions before or after their book trail visit! Spots are limited due to social distancing measures: https://artmuseum.wvu.edu/visit/hours-directions-and-parking
Thank you Direct Results – Morgantown for supporting this project!
‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ ClubLeave a Comment
Register TODAY: https://bit.ly/2SbzaGT
Join us for our first virtual gathering of the 2020-2021 Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club (Ages 8-13) on Facebook Live with Ms. Bonnie this Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6 PM (https://www.facebook.com/MorgantownPublicLibrary)! Visit new places and attempt new things.
Each month we’ll read a book in the series until May next year. Complete your passport by finishing the monthly readings and activities. At the end–win a prize!
You MUST register to participate.
Bonnie talks about what you can expect at the first virtual meeting!
Teen Fandom Support GroupLeave a Comment
Teen fans of Minecraft! Join us for our second gathering of our Teen Fandom Support Group and this month we’ll be sharing our love of Minecraft over Zoom on October 15th at 4:30pm.
The plan is to meet on Zoom, however, we may organize an impromptu gathering on Minecraft so we can all play together. When time allows, we’ll talk and share tips.
The goal is to provide teens (ages 12-18) in our community a safe space to talk about their passions while following social distancing guidelines. Each month we’ll have a different fandom topic planned. So be on the lookout!
Register by October 14th at 5:00pm: https://forms.gle/Uty9hnxc1rSTX82r6
Need more inspiration for the meeting? We have compiled a list of recommendations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16ilW1ud3rIsmh5I5tI5dODaJyUHyUtSw3VRNBHnxypY/edit?usp=sharing
Fact Checking Fiction: Haunted History Recommendations by NathanLeave a Comment
I’m not a huge fan of nonfiction, but I love learning about history. So, when I want to learn more about a historical topic, I try to find historical fiction books related to it that I can fact check with nonfiction sources as I go along. I generally try to find books that provide new, unique, or overlooked perspectives on the topic.
In honor of the Halloween season and the Aull Center’s “Haunted History Month” series, here’s a list of historical fiction with horror themes along with some nonfiction recommendations so you can learn more about the topics and eras to which the novels add a spooky twist. Here are my top picks, along with some nonfiction sources to fact check them, some bonus reads, and where you can find them all.
- Black Fire by Hernán Rodríguez (Hoopla)
Black Fire is a graphic novel that opens on two soldiers from Napoleon Bonaparte’s army fleeing from Cossacks during the French emperor’s retreat from Russia in the winter of 1812. Napoleon’s men take refuge in an abandoned mining town, a place where the Cossacks refuse to follow, and find several other members from the French invasion force hiding there as well. Faced with the twin perils of starvation and hypothermia, the group’s plight becomes increasingly desperate as their time in the village continues. Their fear reaches a new pitch, however, when they begin to uncover just why it is the Cossacks refuse to come into the town.
Nonfiction Fact Check: Russia against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven (Consortium)
Bonus Read: 1812: Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia by Paul Britten Austin (Consortium)
- The Terror by Dan Simmons (Morgantown Public Library, Consortium, and WV Deli)
Adapted for the first season of AMC’s anthology show The Terror in 2018, Dan Simmons’ novel follows the experiences of Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage after its ships become trapped in the ice near the North Pole in 1846. As if a slow death by starvation or frostbite isn’t enough Simmons adds an extra bit of fear by imagining that a mysterious and powerful monster stalks the expedition, picking off its members one by one. The attention to detail is superb. Readers will get a real sense of what it meant to be a member of the British Navy in the nineteenth century and survive in the frozen wastelands of the north.
Nonfiction Fact Check: The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton (Consortium)
Bonus Read: The Voyage of the ‘Fox’ in the Arctic Seas: In Search of Franklin and His Companions by Sir Francis Leopold McClintock (Internet Archive)
- The Hunger by Alma Katsu (Consortium and WV Deli)
In The Hunger, Alma Katsu offers readers a glimpse into the lives of the famous Donner party as it makes its way west toward the Rocky Mountains in the summer and fall of 1846. Bit by bit it becomes more apparent that something waits for them just beyond their view, stalking their wagon train as it treks across the Great Plains and approaches its ultimate doom in the snowbound mountains around Truckee Lake. As winter falls and the members of the Donner party realize the magnitude of their isolation from the outside world, something hungry closes in for the kill.
Nonfiction Fact Check: The Best Land under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifesty Destiny by Michael Wallis (Morgantown Public Library and Consortium)
Bonus Read: Unfortunate Emigrants: Narratives of the Donner Party by Kristin Johnson (Internet Archive)
- Beloved by Toni Morrison (Morgantown Public Library, Consortium, WV Deli)
Inspired by the story of Margaret Garner, a woman who killed her own child rather than allow her to be taken back into slavery, Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved follows the tale of Sethe as she copes with life in a house haunted by the spirit of a daughter dead by her own hand. In real life Margaret Garner’s act captured national attention and ultimately resulted in her return to slavery. In Beloved, Sethe remains free in Cincinnati, Ohio but hemmed in by memories of the institution that provoked her daughter’s death and the recriminatory torments of that child’s specter.
Nonfiction Fact Check: Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child Murder in the Old South by Steven Weisenburger (Internet Archive)
Bonus Read: Reminiscences of Levi Coffin: The Reputed President of the Underground Railroad (Internet Archive)
- Roosevelt’s Beast by Louis Bayard (Hoopla)
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition to map the Rio da Dúvida (now known as the Rio Roosevelt or Rio Teodoro) in the Amazon Rainforest in 1913-1914 nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt. In fact, the famously hardy former president’s health never fully recovered in the five years he lived afterwards. After joining the expedition with his son Kermit on a whim during a speaking tour of South America in 1913, Teddy Roosevelt suffered a leg injury during the expedition that was so painful he at one point considered ending his own life. To add insult to injury, Louis Bayard invents several days as a captive of the Cinta Larga tribe to Roosevelt’s experience. Together, the former president and his son bargain for their freedom by agreeing to hunt down a vicious beast that has been terrorizing the Cinta Largas. What they quickly realize, however, is that the monster that lurks in the rainforest is unlike anything they have faced before.
Nonfiction Fact Check: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (Morgantown Public Library, Consortium, and WV Deli)
Bonus Read: Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt (Hoopla)
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Morgantown Public Library, Consortium, and WV Deli)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s novel Mexican Gothic follows wealthy socialite Noemí Taboada from the glittering heights of 1950s Mexico City to a crumbling Victorian mansion in the Hidalgan countryside as she unravels the nightmares that plague her newly married elder cousin Catalina. As she continues to uncover more and more about the dark past of her cousin’s new in-laws, Noemí begins to realize that not everything is what it seems. Something lurks beneath the floors, and the walls can speak.
Nonfiction Fact Check: Mexico: Biography of Power by Enrique Krauze (Internet Archive)
Bonus Read: Broken Bars: New Perspectives from Mexican Women Writers by Kay S. Garcia (Internet Archive)
Nathan is a staff researcher at the Aull Center for Local History, a division of the Morgantown Public Library System. He received his doctorate in history from The George Washington University and is a co-host with Mike McClung of Aull About History, a local history podcast produced in partnership with The Dominion Post.
3-Sentence Horror Story ContestLeave a Comment
You have exactly 3 sentences to scare the bejeezus out of us! Online submissions are accepted until 11:59 PM EST, October 21st for three different age categories: kids, teens, and adults at https://forms.gle/Lnf8H2rPcyHVdaV59. A panel of judges will select a winner from each age category to win a $25 gift card to Black Bear Burritos!
- Your submission must be 3 sentences long.
- Submissions must be your own work.
- Anyone under the age of 18 requires parent or guardian permission to enter.
Disclaimer: Contest submissions and author names may be shared on Morgantown Public Library System’s publications and social media. All other personal information will be kept private and will only be used for contact if you are a winner.