Let’s Go Crazy! Prince’s New Albums Are Here!

No need 2 panic. No need 2 flip … ‘cuz if u love the funky beats of the 80s and the originality of Prince, then you’re probably as thrilled as I am to know that he’s coming out with two new full albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum, at the end of September. The library already […]

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Poetic Teen Novels

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Poems are like stories in themselves, but even more extraordinary to me is when an entire novel can be written as a poem. It’s like meditating about a character or experience, and I love how easy it is for my eyes to travel across the sparsely-filled pages, absorbing so much with so few words. There […]

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Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

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It's that time of year when teens across the country read and vote for their favorite novels for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. With such a large range of topics covered, there's something for everyone. In This Song Will Save your Life, Elise struggles with making friends until she wanders into a warehouse party. There she meets Vicky […]

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Best Celebrity Breakup Songs

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Reigning queen of celebrity breakup songs, Taylor Swift, just announced that her new album, 1989, will be released October 27. Of all her confessional tunes, "Dear John" is my favorite. She really stuck it to John Mayer on this track from 2010's Speak Now. Well...allegedly the song was about him. Ahem. "Don't you think I was too young to be […]

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Moments That Change Everything

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There are moments in life when your whole world changes. I remember getting a fat envelope that told me I got into college. When I opened it, I had to make a choice that would change my life—to go or not to go? But some life-changing moments are not as happy. In If I Stay, the life-changing […]

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International Youth Day

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Did you know that the United Nations celebrates youth every year on August 12? International Youth Day has been happening since 1999, and this year's theme is Mental Health Matters. This day raises awareness and works to drop the stigma attached to mental illness and youth affected by it around the world. Have you ever felt […]

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In the News: Fishing for Answers

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Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges Portland Aquarium, a newly opened aquarium in Oregon, is under investigation. READ: Portland Aquarium Deaths Under Investigation DISCOVER: Why is a new Facebook page inviting people to protest against “the grim life for animals in captivity?" Is the Portland Aquarium operating unlawfully? Portland Aquarium Opening this […]

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In the News: Giant Octopus

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Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges More than a million people shared the image of what the Lightly Braised Turnip’s website claims to be the second giant octopus found in the Santa Monica coastline. The cause of such a bizarre creature: radioactive gigantism. READ: Second Giant Sea Creature Washes Ashore Along Santa […]

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Teen Summer Challenge: Create!

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Hey guys! After reading, discovering and exploring what peaks your curiosity this summer as part of Rahm’s Reader’s Teen Summer Challenge, Make Your Imprint, why not start creating some pieces to showcase what you’ve learned and share your newfound knowledge with other teens, or perhaps make a difference in animals' lives? Here are some ideas […]

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In the News: Deadly Crossings

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Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges The Mara River is home of a healthy population of Nile crocodiles. As apex predators, crocodiles are part of the abundant wildlife in the Serengeti where the crossing of the Mara River displays one of nature's most thrilling natural spectacles. READ: A Crossing In Kenya: A […]

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