AJ Coutu


AJ Coutu
Providence, RI


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World Of Ares

About Me

I was born and raised in Rhode Island. I have been the Young Adult Librarian at the Greenville Public Library since 2001. Before that I was a Children's Reference Assistant. As part of my job I get to help plan and produce programs for young adults ranging in age from 11 - 17 years of age. I am also the Chair of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee, which selects about 20 nominee books each year for teens to read and use to select a winner. I also sit a member of the Board of Trustees for the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library in Burrillville. I teach Adolescent Literature at Rhode Island College as an adjunct instructor. I teach Public Library Services for Children and Young Adults at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, which is where I received my Masters of Library and Information Science in May 2000.

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Imagine what it would be like growing up in a family surrounded by secrecy. Many of your closest relatives are part of an organization that supports people who have been born with a gene that allows t...
Dellie's family has been wracked by the death of her brother. Her parents, who have been in counseling for months, are struggling to keep going. Her mother, has become distant and over-protective of D...
Depending on your point of view, Matthew Bannon is either really lucky or really unlucky. One day while coming home from class at his art school, he comes across a violent assassination, which is assu...
Richard Feynman is one of the unsung heroes of physics. Few people, including myself before this reading, would have recognized his name, yet he worked on the Manhattan Project, won the Novel Prize in...
This is really a great presentation of how parental expectations really can affect our life choices. Dennis Ouyang is really having a hard time living up to his deceased fathers expectations to study ...
This book is the sequel to the popular How the States Got Their Shapes, which went state by state in order to define how their various borders came about. I thought that was really interesting and was...
It's not easy being a teenager, particularly when you are a Russian immigrant hoping to be just like the other kids at school. Anya Borzkovskaya has worked really hard to fit in: she learned to speak ...
Readers are transported back in time to ancient Rome during the time of Julius Caeser with this novel presented as a piece written by Tiro, a slave owned by Marcus Cicero. Tiro, a real historical pers...
I ended up checking out this book because I was hoping to get to know the town in which I am working better. Balfour has created a really nice overview of the history of the town, including informatio...
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This is the third installment in one of Turtledove's more recent series: The War That Came Early. The concept behind the series is a proposal to look at what might have happened if the Nazis, under th...
After having given her readers a look at the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the Yorkish Queen Elizabeth Woodville in the first book in the Cousins' War series, Gregory introduces her fans to Ma...
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Nina Bloom would seem to have a dream life. She has a successful career as a lawyer. She has a teenaged girl getting ready to head off to college with a good chance of getting into Brown University. E...
Stephanie Plum and the gang are back for another adventure. Bodies are turning up in the empty lot next to the bail bonds office her cousin Vincent Plum owns. Since this is the place where Stephanie w...