For Young Adults

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 Free SAT/ACT Prep

 

Free ACT and SAT Prep classes are offered every Saturday at 10 am.

 

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Sponsored by The National Urban League of Bergen County and the Englewood Public Library.

New Young Adult Books

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Summer Art Program for Tweens and Teens

Part of the Tweens and Teens Summer Arts Program this summer at the Englewood Public Library, Singer, songwriter Alice Leon worked with the children to write their own songs and perform the songs. Check out their work from the video!

 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Harper/Balzer and Bray. 2015. 320p. ISBN: 9780062348678. Simon is falling in love for the first time. Over email, if that’s even possible.

Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows. Holt. 2015. 480p. ISBN: 9781627792127. Presented an offer too lucrative to refuse, gang leader Kaz Brekker and his team of convicts, runaways, and thieves set out to smuggle an imprisoned scientist from an impenetrable Fjerdan fortress, only to face treachery and betrayal along the way.

Brooks, Kevin. The Bunker Diary. Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab. 2015. 264p. ISBN: 9781467754200. Sixteen-year-old Linus Weems is kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, where he is joined by five other kidnapping victims. Where are they? Why have they been taken? And can they survive?

Crowder, Melanie. Audacity. Philomel. 2015. 400p. ISBN: 9780399168994. This novel-in-verse fictionalizes the teen years of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, the leader of the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909. Fleeing from anti-Semitic Russia, the teen and her family struggle to adapt to their new home.

Older, Daniel José. Shadowshaper. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 2015. 304p. ISBN: 9780545591614. Sierra Santiago was amped on her summer of painting murals and hanging with friends, before noticing the murals were fading faster than normal. Another street artist named Robbie is the only one who can help her to unlock this mystery.

Reynolds, Jason. The Boy in the Black Suit. Atheneum. 2015. 272p. ISBN: 9781442459502. To deal with his mother’s passing, Matt accepts a job at the local funeral home. Matt meets Lovey at her grandmother’s funeral. The two of them share a bond that will help them both to move past their own respective losses.

Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap. Harper/Balzer and Bray. 2015. 368p. ISBN: 9780062317605. In a small town full of strange happenings, Finn is determined to uncover the mystery of Roza’s disappearance.

Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon. X: A Novel. Candlewick. 2015. 384p. ISBN: 9780763669676. This fictionalized account of Malcolm X’s teen years poignantly presents the young man’s struggles with identity, racism, and crime.

Shusterman, Neal. Challenger Deep. HarperTeen. 2015. 320p. ISBN: 9780061134111. As Caden descends into mental illness, his visions of a descent into the deep waters of a trench take over.

Silvera, Adam. More Happy than Not. Soho Teen. 2015. 304p. ISBN: 9781616955601. After enduring his father’s suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, 16, is already considering the Leteo Institute’s memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

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Fun & Useful Websites

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Schmoop

Learn about literature, economics, civics, digital literacy, U.S. history, and the other key school subjects. Biology, pre-algebra and algebra, Shakespeare, and poetry.

Teen Ink

This is a magazine by teens for teens.  You can write stories, share work, and rate the work of others.  They can use the free resources online.

Habitat for Humanity International

This is probably one of the best known volunteer agencies around.  But their youth programming is stellar, and teens can really stand out by becoming youth leaders.  Their program “Youth United” provides leadership opportunities for kids age 5-25.  Kids can start their own local chapter and host events to raise money and awareness about global housing conditions.

ScenariosUSA

This website for teenagers encourages teens to create and post films that deal with social issues.  The films are pretty impressive, too.  Topics include a full range of hot topics including drugs abuse, teenage pregnancy, and STDs.

Budding Writers Network

Share their writing and get critiques from other teen writers.  While the site is just a discussion board, the activity rate is high and teens seem to be sharing some pretty neat stuff.  Teens offer encouragement to one another, and drafts can be resubmitted for review.

Channel One News

ChannelOne.com is by far the most comprehensive and informative site for teens. Not only does it keep them up with the latest world news, Channel One offers homework help, fun quizzes, music videos and movie reviews.

Cyberteens

Find community, games, news and shopping. There is a link called “creativity” where teens can share their poems, stories, photos and artwork.

Teen Stars Online

For Hollywood gossip and news featuring teen stars, this site has everything.

TeensHealth

Covers anything health related that has to do with teens. It approaches teen health in a non clinical way incorporating physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Fun Sites Shopping Mall

Teenagers love to shop and Fun Sites has it all. Though not brick and mortar, this site has all the great stores that are in your favorite mall.

 

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