Postcards from Rural America

If you've lived your whole life in the shadow of skyscrapers, it might be hard to imagine what it's like to live in rural America. But even though the scenery is different, high school is much the same: classes, friends, dates and plenty of drama. Check out these stories about teens who've grown up far…
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Girl Superpower

If you loved Ms. Marvel or Squirrel Girl and you're looking for more superhero comics with girl power, try one of these awesome spin-offs and reboots from 2016. When Dinah joins the freshly renamed rock band Black Canary as its new lead singer, her bandmates have no idea that she's really a supersonic superhero whose voice can shatter more…
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Share the Drama with Your Mama: Junior Adaptations of Adult Bestsellers

Have you ever been curious about what's on the other side of the library? The adult side? You don't have to wonder any longer. Now you can feed your curiosity with these junior adaptations of adult bestsellers. I have a feeling you've already heard of the first book on our list. Hidden Figures is the true story of…
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Monstrous Love: Lovesick Movie Monsters

As Valentine's Day approaches, tales of first kisses, secret admirers and first loves abound. But relationships aren't always candy hearts and chocolate kisses. In fact, in these cinematic classics, love turns downright monstrous. Dracula: "There are far worse things awaiting man than death," Count Dracula warns the beautiful Mina Harker. Eternal loneliness is inevitable when you just can't stop…
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Fun Feminist Essays: What to Read if You Like Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham

You've read Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham and The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, so what next if you like your nonfiction feminist and funny? I have a few recent items that just might fit the bill. Most recent is Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran. In these essays, some from her newspaper…
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