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  • Charlotte. Grade 9, Glenview Park.
    Charlotte. Grade 9, Glenview Park.
  • Gemma. Grade 9, Glenview Park.
    Gemma. Grade 9, Glenview Park.
  • Ethan. Grade 10, Preston High School.
    Ethan. Grade 10, Preston High School.
  • Jenna. Grade 9, Bishop Macdonnell.
    Jenna. Grade 9, Bishop Macdonnell.

Teens, Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017

Idea Exchange is proud to introduce our 2017-2018 Teen Tastemakers, our teen ambassadors and authorities on good taste. The Tastemakers provide input about our collection, write content for our website, and help to prepare and promote teen events. Keep an eye on our teen page for interesting ideas and recommendations!

Glenview Park, Grade 9

What’s up guys, gals and non-binary pals? I’m Charlotte, and I’m a Teen Tastemaker! I’m currently in grade nine at Glenview Park. I love reading, writing and music. I especially love young adult, feminist, queer, trans and punk stuff.

Charlotte Recommends:

Carry On Book CoverPerks of Being a Wallflower book coverLovely BonesHot Fuzz movie coverDoctor Who Movie Cover

Glenview Park, Grade 9

My name is Gemma, and I'm currently in Grade 9 at Glenview Park. My favourite past-times are reading and baking, and my favourite books are the Six of Crows Duology, the Young Elites Trilogy, and Carry On. I play three instruments-piano, trombone, and drums-and I'm interested in studying business. 

Gemma Recommends:

Fall Out Boy CD coverTegan and Sara CD coverSix of Crows book coverYoung Elites book coverBeing Human book cover

Preston High School, Grade 10

My name is Ethan. I go to Preston High School and I’m in Grade 10. I want to become a professional actor when I get older. I competed in SEARS. It was the biggest team experience I have ever had, that so happened to build my skills for the future. The suspense of whether our team was going to get called up for the results, the team holding hands, and the tears and joy of when we did get called was an amazing experience. Thank you team!

Ethan Recommends:

Suicide Squad CD coverHarry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHunger GamesMarley and Me movie coverBreaking Bad movie cover

Bishop Macdonnell, Grade 9

I am in Grade 9 and am a guilty bibliophile which means I read books on a daily basis, most frequently completing three to four books in a week. Family and friends often will describe me as bubbly, talkative, creative, and someone with great taste. Other than books I've always had a passion for art, mathematics, basketball, food, and anything that smelled like vanilla. My love of reading has expanded my knowledge in books in various genres, and it is very unlikely that you will find a book that I have not read and in joining Teen Tastemakers I hope to provide awesome reviews and advice on the latest books that I'm sure you guys will love.

Jenna Recommends:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book coverAn Ember in the Ashes book coverAnd I Darken book coverThe Giver book coverThe Wrath and the Dawn

Do you have exceptional taste? Do you love books, movies, and music? Would you like to be involved with the library, gain valuable resume experience, AND earn volunteer hours? If you have exceptional taste and you’d like to join us, please contact Jessica at Idea Exchange Preston (519) 653-3632, or submit a volunteer application and indicate your interest in joining the Teen Tastemakers.