Teens have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours by writing and submitting a book review, details below. Currently our VolunTEEN Thursdays at the Loussac Library are on hiatus, but we hope to restart in-person volunteer opportunities soon. For opportunities at other locations, please contact those locations directly.
Is your teen looking for volunteer opportunities? Do they have opinions on a book? Teens age 12-18 can email a brief (at least 100 words) summary and review of a book they've read this year, with their name and grade to: TeenUnderground@anchorageak.gov.
Participating teens earn 1 volunteer hour with every review submitted. Reviews will be featured on the Teen Underground Instagram and Teen Services page of the Anchorage Public Library website.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Reviewed by: Genevieve N, Grade 8
The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes was a great book to read. It is a Hunger Games novel that takes place before the original story begins and follows President Snow’s life when he was eighteen. He is selected to be a mentor in the tenth annual Hunger Games for the district 12 girls. If he is able to successfully mentor the girl and have her win the Hunger Games then his future is bright but, if he fails then his future will be horrible. In the end the book will explain how the Hunger Games were created and it reveals some things that I didn’t expect. A downside is that the book has a slow pace but it is worth it in the end.