Readers’ Corner: Music Fiction

If you’re one of those people who are really into music, you’ll like this week’s featured teen booklist: Music Fiction. It includes stories in which music plays a vital role. It may be new music or old music, real music you’ve heard or inventions of the author’s imagination. It could center on those who make […]

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Readers’ Corner: Immigrants, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses

This week’s featured teen booklist is a tough one, but a very important one. The books on this list tell the difficult stories of young immigrants, refugees, and other people suffering human rights abuses. Most of them aren’t happy stories, but they have happy moments and they do offer hope. And the perspective you gain from […]

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Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

I hope you are enjoying National Poetry Month, maybe by reading a little more poetry than you normally do. This week’s featured booklist will help you increase your intake of poetry even if you think you don’t like poetry. This week, I’m sharing 25 great Novels in Verse: Stories Told in Poetry. These are just like […]

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Readers’ Corner: Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, so naturally this week’s featured teen booklist is full of poetry! Think you don’t like poetry? I bet you just haven’t found the right kind. Personally, I love the simple brilliance (and low time commitment) of the six-word memoirs. The teen version is on this list, but you can find […]

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Readers’ Corner: Cooking

Maybe you love cooking. Maybe you hate cooking. Maybe you don’t know how you feel about cooking because you’ve never really tried it. But I think we can all agree that you like eating, and sometimes that requires you to cook whether you like it or know. So wouldn’t it be great to know how? […]

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Readers’ Corner: Obsessions & Compulsions

This week’s featured booklist covers a disorder that most of us can relate to, at least to some small extent: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. But the stories in these books will give you an idea of what’s it really like to suffer from severe obsessions and compulsions. There are also a couple of non-fiction […]

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Readers’ Corner: Latino Lives

This week’s featured booklist looks at the diverse lives and experiences of Latino teens. Some of the stories are funny, some heartbreaking, and all are well-written, compelling, and meaningful. There’s even some poetry, graphic fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction thrown in. Add one of these powerful books to your TBR pile this week! Happy reading! Melleny […]

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Readers’ Corner: Teens Behind Bars

This week’s featured booklist comes from YALSA, and it’s one of their lists featuring popular paperbacks. The theme of this list is Lock Up: Teens Behind Bars. But it’s not just about the American prison system — you’ll find books here that range from the supernatural to the Nazi death camps. Even though the topic […]

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Readers’ Corner: Amazing Audiobooks

Happy Presidents Day! I hope you’re enjoying your day away from school and finding some time to get lost in a good book. If you haven’t yet discovered the joy of listening to audiobooks, this week’s featured booklist should give you a boost. These are the selections for YALSA‘s 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list, […]

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Readers’ Corner: Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt

As we come up to Valentine’s Day, with all the hearts and flowers and candy and kisses, it’s important to keep in mind that not all love is healthy. This week’s featured booklist is about Dating Violence, and the books on the list will help you notice the warning signs, gather the courage to get […]

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