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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Prama: Teen Books about Prom

Prama (noun): drama that ensues before, during or after a high school prom. I first heard the word prama early in my senior year of high school (yes, a long time ago). By winter break I had fully learned its meaning. The buildup to prom can be filled with anxiety, awkwardness and, of course, tons of […]

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New Teen Novels in Verse

You don't need to read old-school Shakespeare to celebrate National Poetry Month. These new novels in verse capture teens' thoughts and feelings in modern language. If you want a clever Shakespeare retelling, Ronit & Jamil updates Romeo and Juliet with a modern political plot. Set in present-day Israel, the novel reveals how Ronit, an Israeli pharmacist's daughter, and Jamil, a […]

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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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