Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Enter The Realm of Fantasy Fiction

Long ago. . . there were just a handful of women writing Fantasy Fiction. Although recognizable now, the works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L'Engle, and Tamora Pierce were ground breaking and helped pave the way for other female authors. Now women seem to dominate the realm of Fantasy Fiction. In honor of Women's History Month, let us give a boisterous "Huzzah" to the Women Authors of Fantasy Fiction!

#READ: The Time Of The Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones

The Time of the GhostThere's been an accident! Something's wrong! She doesn't know who she is, and doesn't know why she's invisibly floating through the buildings and grounds of a half-remembered boarding school. Then, to her horror, she encounters the ancient evil that four peculiar sisters have unwittingly woken—and learns she is their only hope against a deadly danger. A ghost, uncertain of her identity, watches the four Melford sisters hatch a plan to get their parents' attention and slowly becomes aware of the danger from a supernatural power unleashed by the girls and their friends from the boys boarding school run by the Melfords.



#LISTEN: A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of EarthseaWhen Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name-Ged-and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught. There, Ged's natural talents enable him to surpass his classmates in little time. But when his vanity prompts him to summon Elfarran, the fair lady of the Deed of Enlad, he unleashes a shapeless mass of darkness-the shadow.



The 100 Most Popular Fantasy Books on Goodreads

The top fantasy books on Goodreads, listed from 1 to 100.
How many have you read?


#PLAY: Can you identify these fantasy books by their covers? (from The Guardian, July 24, 2014)

Fantasy Book Covers


#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)

The month of March offers lots of reasons to celebrate writers. It’s National Women’s History Month, National Irish American Heritage Month, there’s a Write Your Story Day, and even a Tolkien Reading Day! WriterLab offers a supportive, collaborative environment where we can celebrate all things writing related together.

Supplies Needed:
- pen/pencil
- paper

THEME: Tolkien Reading Day - Fantasy
FEATURED BOOK: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 5:00 pm


#KEEP READING: Continue your journey in Fantasy Fiction with these contemporary works.


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