Youth One Book, One Denver 2014

Youth One Book, One Denver 2014
Savvy by Ingrid Law

Youth One Book, One Denver is a program to get kids aged 9-12 to all read the same book this summer!

This year's winner? Savvy by Ingrid Law.

Mibs is about to turn thirteen. Not only is it the year she becomes a teenager, but she will also get her savvy. One brother can cause hurricanes and the other can mess with electricity. Mibs can’t wait to see what her savvy will be. But before her birthday arrives her dad is in a terrible accident and is in a coma. When the day comes, Mibs thinks her new savvy is something that can save her dad. She finds herself on a secret trip to the hospital on a mysterious old bus with her brothers, the preacher’s kids and a bible salesman. En route, Mibs discovers that she might have been wrong about her savvy, and she’s not very happy about what her real secret power might be.

Place a hold for the book here.


Take our power quiz and see what your savvy might behere.


Library Events:

Author visits:

June 23, 2 p.m. - Valdez-Perry Branch

July 1, 3 p.m. - Athmar Park Branch

July 15, 2 p.m. - Sam Gary Branch

July 24, 2 p.m. - Central Library, Children's Library

Book Groups:

July 14, 4 p.m. - Page Turners at the Sam Gary Branch for 2nd and 3rd graders.

July 9, 2 p.m. - Summer Youth Book Club at the Pauline Robinson Branch for tweens aged 9-12.

July 17, 3:30 p.m. - 4th/5th Grade Book Club at the Park Hill Branch.

July 24, 3 p.m. - 4th/5th Grade Book Club at the Hampden Branch.


Activities and Events around Denver:

Launch event: June 17, 10 a.m. at the J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club

June 25, 12-2 p.m. at the McNichols Building

July 9, 12-2 p.m. at the McNichols Building

July 16, 12-2 p.m. at the McNichols Building


Here are the Youth One Book, One Denver finalists:

The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Thirteen year old Charlotte boards a ship to travel home to America in 1832. Her chaperone family didn’t show up and now she is the only female on a ship with a mysterious stowaway and a dangerous, mutinous crew  who warn her not to make the trip alone. It seems the only people she trusts onboard are Captain Jaggery and the cook.  Until she witnesses the horrible things her confidences cause the Captain to do. Now, In order  to survive she has to join the crew as a seaman. She finds herself on trial for murder and due to be hanged before they reach land. Is she guilty? This book is her exciting tale of what really happened on the ship.

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary ThingsAlvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho is afraid of everything, he has lists of what scares him, including tunnels, elevators, girls but most of all, he’s afraid of school.  In fact, he is so petrified that he doesn’t talk in school, but that is not who he really is. At home, he is a superhero called Firecracker Man and a gentleman in training like his dad. He’s also a great middle brother.  He has his own Personal Disaster Kit (PDK for short) stocked with all the things he needs to survive. Sometimes though, you can’t prepare for everything.  If you had a PDK, what  would you put in it?


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