1. yainterrobang:

    LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN CHALLENGED YA NOVELS
    Oppressing YA literature is nothing news. Let’s give it up for the books that challenge our beliefs and allow us to relate to people when we might feel alone.

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    The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Charlie is a freshman and undeniably, a wall-flower. Shy, introverted, ignored; Charlie fumbles through high-school life trying to enjoy it while stepping away from anything uncomfortable. However, when new friends bring on everything he’s been missing out on: first dates, friendship, family drama, sex, and drugs.

    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    A coming-of-age story following Junior, a Native American boy who leaves his troubled reservation school to attend an all-white school where the only Indian is the school mascot. There, he faces issues of racism, classism, and sexism – all while discovering both his social and cultural identity.

    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Set in 1986, two star-crossed lovers meet over the course of one year. Despite knowing first love never lasts, when Eleanor meets Park, they just might be brave enough to try.

    Crank by Ellen Hopkins
    Based on her own daughter’s experiences, Crank follows ill-fated Kristina spiral into crystal meth while on a visit to her absentee. She takes on the alter ego of Bree: sexy, dangerous, and addicted.

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Speak tells the story of Melinda, a high school freshman who is raped at a party and is isolated and cast aside by her peers. The story follows her repression, recovery, and refusal to stay silent.
     The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
    Virginia Shreves has a massive inferiority complex, and a plus-size body, especially when compared to her picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking allegation about her rugby-star brother changes everything.

    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Clay Jensen comes home from school to find a strange box on his front doorstep. Closer inspection reveals them to be tapes, record by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush. The problem? Hannah killed herself two weeks prior. And these tapes say it’s partly Clay’s fault.
     
    Looking For Alaska by John Green
    Miles has always lived an uneventful life — full of boredom and famous last words. However, when he moves to Culver Creek Boarding School, his life becomes the opposite of safe. He meets a group of friends who are nothing but trouble (and hilarious to boot), a side of himself he never knew, and Alaska Young: clever, gorgeous, and utterly self-destructive.

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Katniss, in a desperate move, takes her sister’s place in a nationalized TV event dubbed the Hunger Games where children fight to the death in an arena for the Capitol’s entertainment. Only one can survive — but they’ll be set for life.

    Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
    After her older sister runs away, Caitlin decides her life needs to change. and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.

    (via heyteenbookshey)

     
  2. theannfoster:

    An appropriate sentiment for Banned Books Week.

     
  3. It’s National Suicide Prevention Day and we bet that some of our followers are going through a personal crisis or a difficult time. We just wanted to give you some encouraging words and let you know that whoever you are, your librarian thinks you are a person of worth who deserves to live a long and happy life.

    (Source: albuscarfypotter, via mirandarph)

     

  4. South Jersey Teen Tumblr Meetup @ CHPL

    Saturday September 7 2013, 11:00am - 12:30pm

    - Retro cartoons marathon (we worked in some non-retro cartoons too)

    - Sugary cereal fo’ free

    - Other cool Tumblr teens

    - Our library is pretty sweet

    - Teens only (ages 13 and up), sorry :-\

    - Any questions?

    Cherry Hill Public Library
    1100 Kings Highway N
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Lower Level, Multicultural Room

     
  5. siminiblocker:

    Eleanor and Park hangin’ out. 

    I wanted to push myself to do something with a more thought out background. And since one my favorite things about E&P are all the details this seemed like a perfect opportunity.

     

  6. divergentofficial:

    Oooh! Hypable has exclusively revealed the cover for “The Transfer” – the first of four new original short stories told from Four’s perspective. How gorgeous is this cover?

     
  7. Step 7: Bounce over to our Back in Time Dance tonight because I want to meet you and relive my childhood. 

    (Source: in-alderaan-places, via warmbloodedkiller)

     
  8. kamigarcia:

    "What you can’t see CAN hurt you." Check out the brand new trailer for #UNBREAKABLE.

    Today’s Book Trailer Thursday Pick is Unbreakable by Kami Garcia!

     
     
  9. paperlanternlit:

    A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance —-Lyndon B. Johnson. (via Quote on Canvas A Book is the Most Effective Weapon by StoicDesign)

    (via yabooknerdlibrarian)

     
  10. Practically perfect in every way! We were thrilled to get a visit from Miss Poppins herself at our event today!