I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets

Alicia Blowers, a middle school librarian, is also known as the LibrariYAn on her blog, where she regularly reviews YA titles as well as participating in Nonfiction Monday. She's one of our Round I judges for Middle Grade and YA Non-Fiction this year.

Can'tKeepOwnSecrets Earlier on in the Cybils process, Alicia took a look at NFMG/YA finalist title I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure, edited by Smith Magazine. This book does for teens what Smith Magazine's earlier title, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, did for adults: asked for six-word memoirs from teens 13 – 19 years old. In her review, Alicia says the book is "A wonderful concept, beautifully constructed and sure to be well received by many teens."

For a sneak peek at a few of the memoirs, check out the full review.