Biography in Context »
How did authors such as Libba Bray and Meg Cabot get started writing? What did they major in in college? Find out more about the careers of your favorite authors from sources such as Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Contemporary Authors and St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers.
Oxford English Dictionary Online »
The Oxford English Dictionary is an authoritative source for definitions of English words and phrases as they have been used over time and throughout the world. It aims to present the English language as it is actually used rather than how it ought to be used. Entries include pronunciations (using the International Phonetic Alphabet), etymologies, definitions and quotations from actual sources.
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers »
The alliance’s goals include showcasing the talent and creative potential of young artists and writers across the country and serving as an information sources for groups wishing to support the creative development of teenagers. The site also includes information about organizations and individuals who support young artists, teen art and teen exhibits, and it sponsors a teen award for writing.
Teen Ink »
A monthly magazine, website and book series written entirely by teens.
Young Chicago Authors »
Chicago youth ages 13 to 19 are encouraged to write, perform and publish through free student-centered, artist-led workshops offered in schools and communities.
Other Great Sites
826 Chicago »
This nonprofit organization offers programs in creative writing, book clubs, tutoring and publishing for students ages 6 to 18.
Library of Congress’ Poetry 180 Project »
Designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Includes tips from former poet laureate Billy Collins on how to read a poem aloud.
National Poetry Foundation »
Based in Chicago, the National Poetry Foundation works to strengthen the relationship between poetry and its audience. The site includes an archive of more than 3, 000 classic and contemporary poems by more than 250 poets.
Online Rhyming Dictionary »
It’s no struggle to write a poem with beat, when you link to this site at your seat.