Back-to-School Picks for Teens

Like it or hate it, back to school is right around the corner. If you're looking to get into school mode, here are some books about teens in high school, and all the drama that goes with it. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero chronicles Gabi's senior year of high school through her diary entries…
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New Pride Month Reads for Teens

The sun is out, the beaches are full and rainbow fashion statements are making an appearance. Which is to say, it's Pride Month! Here are some new teen titles to check out between living your truth and enjoying the sunshine. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley is a sweet, summer romance between Christa, a white lesbian…
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Instant Downloads for Teens

I'm a big believer that spring break should mean taking an actual break. Take some time to read magazine, watch television, and enjoy comics. And the best part is, you can do all that without ever leaving your house (even if your parents changed the Netflix password). Check out these instant digital downloads available to you…
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Teen Shakespeare Retellings

Did you know Shakespeare invented the romantic comedy? And about 1,700 words? If you want to get the gist of Shakespeare's stories without decoding the "wherefore arts," here are some teen retellings of Shakespeare's plays that will have you rolling or shaking in your seats. Exit, Pursued by A Bear by E.K. Johnston is a mix of The Winter's Tale…
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Top Picks: The Olympics

I've always been a huge fan of the Olympics. The ceremony, the athleticism, the romantic idea that every four years the world comes together. If you're gearing up for this year's Olympic Games in Rio, here are some top picks to check out. In The Games: A Global History Of The Olympics, David Goldblatt gives a comprehensive view of…
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