Comics for Han Solo Fans

When I was 5, I totally wanted to marry Han Solo. I mean, I understood that he was a fictional character (sort of), but I really hoped he'd escape from the carbonite in Jabba's palace so we could proceed with our wedding plans. And now the scruffy looking nerf herder takes top billing in Solo…
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Get Ready for C2E2!

It's that time of year again! C2E2, a clever word play of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, will be in full swing beginning April 6th at the McCormick Place. It's a pop culture convention catering to fans of comic books, anime, cosplay, TV and movies. At C2E2, you can meet your favorite writers and artists…
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Simon Readalikes You’ll Love

On March 16, Love, Simon, the film version of Morris Award-winning Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, debuts in theaters. If you're looking for more charming LGBTQ romances, try these fiction titles for teens. Author Becky Albertalli's friend Adam Silvera also writes touching romances. My favorite is History Is All You Left Me, a bittersweet story of…
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CPL’s 2017 Teen Mock Book Awards

Every year before the winners of American Library Association's Youth Media Awards are announced, CPL librarians come together to discuss all things teen literature and nominate our own Mock Book Awards to honor some of our favorite titles of the year. Here are the 2017 teen books we chose. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence…
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