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Meet our Teen Librarians

Looking for more book suggestions, programs, or opportunities to get involved at the Library? Then meet your local branch's teen librarian. Check out the list below to see what they like to read and their superpower of choice, and then stop by your branch to say hi!

Anderson Branch
John Lortie
Favorite books: We are Okay by Nina LaCour, Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, and Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Authors: John Corey Whaley, Jeff Zentner, Rainbow Rowell
Superpower: Spider-sense would be pretty cool to avoid accidents before they happen!

Avondale Branch
Miranda Sadler
Favorite Books: A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, American Street Ibi Zoboi, Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo
Favorite Authors: Haruki Murakami, Victoria Schwab
Superpower: My superpower would be to turn into a tree...because I've always wanted to be a tree.

Blue Ash Branch
Christopher Smith

Favorite books: Scythe by Neal Shusterman, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Legend by Marie Lu
Favorite authors: Neal Shusterman, Marie Lu, Lamar Giles
Superpower: Nightcrawler's teleportation ability. I feel like it could get me out of a lot of jams.

Bond Hill Branch
Judy TenEyck

Favorite books: Dig by A.S. King, When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk, One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Favorite authors: Elizabeth Avevedo, J.K. Rowling, Harper Lee
Superpower: I would like to speak in any language including communicating with animals. I like to know what people and animals are thinking and why they do what they do.

Bond Hill Branch

Carolyn McCune
Favorite books: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Favorite authors: Ashley Poston, Jason Reynolds, Brandon Sanderson
Superpower: Sketch's superpower from the book Renegades. He can make anything he draws become real: a cup of coffee, a dinosaur. Or in my case: I would never have to worry about losing a sock in the dryer. I could just draw myself the match!

Cheviot Branch
Cara Williams

Favorite books: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick and Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.
Favorite authors: Jordan Sonnenblick, Ally Carter, Lance Rubin
Superpower: Teleportation so I won't be late anymore!

Clifton Branch
Elizabeth Weigand

Favorite books: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Favorite authors: John Green 
Superpower
: Time Travel! Who wouldn't want to go back in time for an occasional re-do or get a glimpse of the future and find out what happens next?

College Hill Branch
Karla Moeller

Favorite booksSalt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys and The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and the Legacy of Orisha Series by Tomi Adeyemi
Favorite authors: Ruta Sepetys
Superpower: My superpower would be to fly. I would love to be able to travel fast!

Delhi Township Branch
Jordan Socwell

Favorite books: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein, Front Lines by Michael Grant.
Favorite authors: Elizabeth Wein, Jay Kristoff, Rainbow Rowell
Superpower: Time travel. Because there are certain years that should just be skipped.

Forest Park Branch
Michelle Kanis

Favorite books: Wraiths of Time by Andre Norton, The Witch, the Mermaid, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, and The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
Favorite authors: Andre Norton, Nafiza Azad, and Cassandra Clare
Superpower
: Teleportation. I could visit anywhere in the world instantly but still stay at my own house.

Green Township Branch
Cheryl Selby
Favorite books: There are way too many to pick just three, so I'll have to go with recently read favorites: Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai, Dragon Hoops by Gene Yuen Lang, and Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Favorite authors
:  Some of my all-time favorite teen authors are John Green, Judy Blume, Elizabeth Wein, David Levithan, Chris Crutcher, Lois Lowry, and I know I'm forgetting so many more!
Superpower: Can I have two? The strength of Wonder Woman and the invisibility shield power of Violet Parr of The Incredibles!

Greenhills Branch
Jennifer Weikert

Favorite book: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
Favorite authors: Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, and Becky Albertalli
Superpower: I would love elastic arms so I can refill my coffee without having to get up from my chair while reading a good book!

Groesbeck Branch
Brea McQueen
Favorite booksLong Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Favorite authors: Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, and Becky Albertalli
Superpower: The ability to freeze time so I could finish my to-be-read (TBR) pile!

Harrison Branch
Damian Kristof

Favorite books: Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Favorite authors: Brandon Sanderson, Neal Shusterman, Ruta Sepetys
Superpower: Muscle Mimicry, the ability to perfectly duplicate any action after seeing it performed because it would mean that all my hours watching Youtube weren't wasting time but rather training instead!

Hyde Park Branch
Scott Moore

Favorite book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by Matthew Tobin Anderson, The Amulet of Samarkand
Favorite author: M.T. Anderson, Phillip Pullman, Jonathan Stroud
Superpower: Postcognition. The past informs the present.

Loveland Branch
Amy Pyle

Favorite book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Favorite author: Ruta Sepetys
Superpower: Ability to heal - to alleviate pain.

Mariemont Branch
Cathy Plichta

Favorite book: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby, Freshmen by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
Favorite author: David Levithan, Angela Johnson, and Stephenie Meyer
Superpower: Invisibility, so that I can't be found when it is time to do laundry!

Miami Township Branch
Carrie Bernard

Favorite book: Looking for Alaska by John Green, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Favorite author: Marcus Zusak, Scott Westerfeld, Rainbow Rowell
Superpower: The Power of healing

Monfort Heights Branch
Lauren Smallwood

Favorite booksThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Favorite authors: Sabaa Tahir, Jeff Zentner, Jason Reynolds
Superpower: The ability to grow food anytime and anywhere I wanted so I could create urban gardens all over the city and help fight hunger.

Mt. Healthy Branch
Sarah Rust
Favorite books: Lovely War by Julie Berry, A Million Junes by Emily Henry, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Favorite authors: Jason Reynolds, Jeff Zentner, Brandy Colbert
Superpower: Teleportation. I want to see the world but still be able to sleep in my own bed every night!

Mt. Washington Branch
Jesse Caldwell
Favorite books: Looking For Alaska by John Green, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Favorite authors: John Green and Rainbow Rowell
Superpower: I wish that I could teleport so I could travel the world on the weekends.

North Central Branch
Krista Smith

Favorite books: When by Victoria Laurie, The Female of the Species by Lionel Shriver, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Favorite authors: Elizabeth Acevedo, Jeff Zentner, Sarah J. Maas
Superpower: The ability to read minds. I think that it would help me better understand others' wants/needs.

Norwood Branch/ Pleasant Ridge
Jacob Glemaker
Favorite books: Eragon by ‎Christopher Paolini, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin
Favorite authors: Shaun David Hutchinson, Elizabeth Acevedo, Laurie Halse Anderson
Superpower: I would want the ability to teleport anywhere in the universe! I'd love to be able to travel the world WITHOUT flying on planes because I'm terrified of heights, and hate how long it takes to travel places. It would also be cool to check out some habitable planets outside our solar system to do some exploring!

Reading Branch
Maggi Jackson
Favorite books: Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy, Ender’s Game and Seventh Son by O. S. Card, Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
Favorite authors: Stephen King, Neal Shusterman, Robert Jordan, Barry Lyga
Superpower: The ability to read minds… you know, to keep people honest.

Sharonville Branch
Siobhan Lehotta

Favorite Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Favorite Author: Elizabeth Acevedo and Leigh Bardugo
Superpower: Teleportation! It has to be the best way to travel the world.

Symmes Township Branch
Missy Sohmer
Favorite books: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly, The Nowhere Girls by Amy Lynn Reed
Favorite authors: Jenny Han and Neal Shusterman
Superpowe
r: My superpower would be teleportation. I would love to be able to teleport so I could see the world without having to fly!

Westwood Branch
Angie L.

Favorite books: Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Favorite authors: Laini Taylor, Daniel Kraus, Neal Shusterman
Superpower: Flight! Wings would be cool, but how would I hide them? Guess it would have to be super-powered flight like Superman.

Wyoming Branch
Linda Adams
Favorite Books: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder, Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Favorite Authors: Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, Ruta Sepetys
Superpower: I would like to have magic so I have the power to change things for the better.

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