Elyse Kolnowski-Volunteer and Contributor to Be the Star You Are! for TEENS book A seventeen-year old bookworm, Elyse Kolnowski loves books and reading. Like any typical ‘word nerd’ the public library is like a second home to her. She was adopted by a loving family when she was six and encouraged to volunteer with organizations. Elyse is a book reviewer with the Star Teen Book Review Team at Be the Star You Are! Elyse contributed the chapter, The Gift of Volunteerism for the book, Be the Star You Are! for TEENS. http://www.bethestaryouare.org.