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Blog Category: Teen and Pre-Teens
Posted 10/22/21 by Kate M
We hope that this list of both fiction and nonfiction titles for your middle grades reader will inspire ability awareness.Continue Reading: Ability Awareness resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
Posted 10/14/21 by Eric S
Get in the Halloween mood with these eerie, gruesome, and macabre comic book tales.Continue Reading: Horror Comics for Spooky Season
Posted 10/12/21 by Abby B and Sheri K
Want to gain a better understanding of younger characters that have disabilities? Check out these titles about youths who defied normal.Continue Reading: Ability Awareness: Teen Book List
Posted 10/02/21 by Talena R
I confess! I did it!! I am guilty!!! Guilty of reading banned and challenged books.Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Teen Books That are Frequently Banned or Challenged
Posted 10/01/21 by Franco V
Comics and graphic novels have a special place in the Banned Books pantheon as it tends to be easier to point to images as being “inappropriate” than taking the time to read a full text.Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Comics & Graphic Novel Edition
Posted 09/28/21 by Kate M
Teaching frequently challenged books can be a daunting task. Banned books are guaranteed to contain controversial subject matter demanding thoughtful and provoking dialogue.Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Resources for Middle School (6-8); High School: (9-12)
Posted 09/26/21 by Jozlyn H
How can a book series be the most challenged in the 21st century, yet the best-selling series of all time? Find out here!Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Harry Potter: The Most Challenged Book of the 21st Century
Posted 09/22/21 by Eric S
Check out these comics by some of our favorite Latinx creators!Continue Reading: Comics and Graphic Novels for Latinx Cultural Heritage Month
Posted 09/14/21 by Joyce S.
Are you looking for a good scary story? YA fiction is full of good horror: from ghosts to demons, spine-chilling houses to serial killers. Take a look at any of these stories to get you through the Halloween season. Just be sure to keep a bit of light on at night (to go to the bathroom, not because you’re scared of the creepy things that go bump in the night…)Continue Reading: Frightfully Good Young Adult Horror Just in Time for Halloween
Posted 09/08/21 by Joyce S.
Gender is a spectrum and we love books and authors that celebrate this truth! Enjoy this list highlighting diverse books written by authors who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or experience gender in one of the many other ways that defy a simple female/male dichotomy.Continue Reading: Transgender & Nonbinary Author Spotlight - Teen
Posted 09/07/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Fall 2021
Posted 08/06/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Summer 2021
Posted 08/05/21 by Kate M
Now a popular streaming series for tweens, The Mysterious Benedict Society is based on a series of books by Trenton Lee Stewart. Check out these other great books and series while you wait for the next episode.Continue Reading: For Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society
Posted 07/13/21 by Eric S
Before seeing Black Widow, get your superheroine fix with these Marvel adventuresContinue Reading: Get Ready for Black Widow with Marvel’s Greatest Superheroines
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 07/06/21 by Sam P.
Stories are constantly being retold with new and exciting twists. What's cool about book versions is that they usually don't feel like the subpar sequels or remakes Hollywood often subjects us to.Continue Reading: Classics Retold
Posted 06/22/21 by Joyce S.
We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.Continue Reading: Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile
Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.
Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.Continue Reading: YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses
Posted 06/08/21 by Joyce S.
So you’ve finished binge watching Bridgerton? Now what? To satisfy your need for more romantic rom-com during Regency England, take a gander at these reads below. You may just find something to your satisfaction until the next season comes around.Continue Reading: Calling All Bridgerton Fans
Posted 05/28/21 by Joyce S.
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!Continue Reading: To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Posted 05/26/21 by April S
Verse novels are great for readers who enjoy the feel of poetry, diverse narratives and compelling storylines.Continue Reading: Verse Novels for Children and Teens
Posted 05/25/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an expat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for Advanced EFL Students, Part I
Posted 05/21/21 by Sam P.
Stranger Things finally released a new season four teaser after shooting delays due to COVID-19. Since the release date has yet to be announced, you've got some time to catch up on these stories about events before and during the show.Continue Reading: Books and Other Strange(r) Things
Posted 05/18/21 by Joyce S.
If you are like us and patiently waiting for the next season of The Witcher on your favorite streaming channel, check out these reads. Here’s hoping that they will help tide you over before the highly anticipated release day!Continue Reading: Recs for The Witcher Fans
Posted 05/18/21 by Joyce S.
Hello there, Player One. Choose what type of adventure you’d like to go on below. All of these titles feature some sort of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) or similar environment. What are you waiting for? Pick one of these fabulous books to read today!Continue Reading: YA Books for Seekers of the Immersive Gaming Experience