Here at The Hub we hope you all are getting in the swing of spring! Here are some highlights of posts at The Hub and around the web of interest to library workers serving teens.
At The Hub:
- Rebecca looked at how the popular platform Wattpad is redefining storytelling.
- We spent a week focused on all things science! Sharon wrote about science-themed graphic novels, Danielle rounded up some great science-related vlogs and podcasts, Rebecca shared new teen nonfiction about science, and Alicia featured funny science nonfiction for teens.
- Unreliable narrators are all the rage right now, and Diane featured some adult books and teen fiction that have narrators readers might not be able to trust in her monthly Crossovers column.
- Jennifer featured sports anime in her monthly column—which would be perfect for your anime club to watch this summer if you’re participating in the collaborative summer reading them.
- Dawn shared tips for providing readers’ advisory to fans of urban fiction with some recommended titles to get started with if you’re unfamiliar with the genre.
- Stay on top of the true crime trend with these suggested resources from Danielle.
- Carli’s regular women in comics column featured superheroes!
Books and Reading:
- Looking for options for your teen book club? The Barnes & Noble blog has some suggestions.
- Teen Services Underground rounds up these blasts from the past of YA novels from 2006 that are still worth checking out.
- Don’t miss these posts at School Library Journal: new graphic novels, school librarians help English language learners prepare for college, new YA fantasy, and new Aussie YA.
- The In the Margins list has been announced, which compiles books that have high interest and appeal to youth in custody.
- Books for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
- The Guardian has a list of books featuring girls in STEM.
- Authors share the LGBTQ fiction they’d recommend to their teenage selves.
Teens and Librarianship:
- Nancy Jo Sales has a new book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, which is a fascinating read. In contrast to the troubling behavior the book chronicles, some teenagers are using social media to empower one another.
- The Future’s Report outlines how diverse America’s teenage population is in terms of race, ethnicity, and culture, and a new study by a marketing firm found that teens are also increasingly identifying as not completely heterosexual — and this data supports the need for diversity in library collections.
- Hannah Gómez has curated resources on privilege and diversity in relation to literature and media.
— Molly Wetta, currently reading The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi and Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
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