New Teen Guides to Activism

If you haven't seen them already, be sure to check out our new summer books about teen activism! You Are Mighty is pretty much a how-to manual for becoming an activist. With fabulous illustrations by artist Lauren Tamaki, you might have trouble not laughing out loud at her zany sense of humor (for instance, the introduction…
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Unhinged Minds: New Teen Titles

Two notable teen novels I've read this fall related to becoming "unhinged." Along those lines, I've always loved spirals, but now imagine them as tightening, dizzying and paralyzing in their vast depth, thanks to John Green's latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down. Green's book explores mental health issues and reminds us of the fragile depths…
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Train Journeys

In Chicago, we're used to the train rattling and roaring through our neighborhoods and downtown. Between the Pink, Blue, Brown, Red, Green, Orange, Metra and South Shore commuter trains, we can travel all over the city and its suburbs. But did you know that Chicago is also considered a national railway center? In addition to the…
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