March 29 , 2017

News & Updates
Peer Leaders are sponsoring a donation drive to collect essential items for newly arrived refugees in the Chicagoland area.

The drive is hosted by RefugeeOne, a refugee resettlement agency located in Chicago which provides services to refugee families who have just arrived in the United States. Along with providing workshops on how to apply for jobs, seek legal advice, and assimilate into American culture, RefugeeOne also provides kits to help refugees settle into their new homes. These kits include cookware, school supplies, bedding, and more. The deadline for ADV to collect items for their kits is April 12.

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Author John Green talks, nay, rants about his newly launched "information diet" and the dumbing of his smart phone in light of his recent Twitter-induced misery


This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Daytripper (2011) by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

Call Number:  GRA Moon
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What are the most important days of your life?

Meet Brás de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself-writing the end of other people's stories, while his own has barely begun.

But on the day that life begins, would he even notice? Does it start at 21 when he meets the girl of his dreams? Or at 11, when he has his first kiss? Is it later in his life when his first son is born? Or earlier when he might have found his voice as a writer?

Each day in Brás's life is like a page from a book. Each one reveals the people and things who have made him who he is: his mother and father, his child and his best friend, his first love and the love of his life. And like all great stories, each day has a twist he'll never see coming...

In Daytripper, the Eisner Award-winning twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá tell a magical, mysterious and moving story about life itself-a hauntingly lyrical journey that uses the quiet moments to ask the big questions. 

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Papergirls, Vol. 1 (2016) by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang

Call Number: GRA Vaughan
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The book opens with a 12-year-old girl named Erin having an incredibly vivid and confusing dream. She wakes up and starts her paper route. Because it's November 1, there's a lot of residual Halloween weirdness out on the streets, and soon she finds herself the target of some teenage boys who are wearing costumes while vandalizing the neighborhood. Erin is rescued by several newspaper delivery girls who are traveling together for safety, and then the narrative takes a surreal turn. 

Some folks in the neighborhood start disappearing, and people who appear to be wearing Halloween costumes seem to be from different times or places. The papergirls try to figure out who is attacking them and why, who are their allies or enemies, and just what on earth is going on. The tale ends with a striking cliff-hanger that will let readers know that the girls' adventures are far from over. Vaughn's reputation has already skyrocketed with the success of graphic novels like Saga, and this title helps to showcase his abilities as the author of far-out fiction that will make readers think. Colorful and captivating, the artwork expertly captures the strange qualities of this memorable outing..  -- School Library Journal

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Papergirls, Vol. 2 (2016) by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang
Call Number:  GRA Vaughan
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The Eisner Award-winning "Best New Series" from Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continues with a bold new direction, as intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future... the year 2016.
-- Goodreads

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