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Curiosity & Creativity After School: BridgeUP 2018 Passion Projects

BridgeUP scholars—passionate, curious, and creative participants in an innovative after-school program—know how to take advantage of the Library's resources. As a result, they create impressive final projects, known as Passion Projects.Read More ›

Yo Soy Latina! Recommended Reads

Some of our favorite books written by some of our favorite Latina authors! These works depict a range of themes, from motherhood and sisterhood, to growing up, to the Latina experience in America and abroad. Read More ›

Teen Author Festival 2018

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Teen Author Festival with this recap of the interviews and panels from this year's TAF. Read More ›

Booktalking: "Girl In a Bad Place" by Kaitlin Ward

A girl attempts to keep her closest friend from falling prey to the charismatic leader of a cult commune, in the latest edition of Booktalking. Read More ›

Booktalking: "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" by Rachel Solomon

Jewish twin sisters navigate their respective aspirations while dealing with the possibility of Huntington's disease, in this latest edition of Booktalking. Read More ›

Booktalking: "I Am a Secret Service Agent" by Dan Emmett

Dan Emmett fulfilled a life's ambition protecting three U.S. presidents. This edition of Booktalking discusses Emmett's autobiographical look at the Secret Service, and his role within it. Read More ›

Booktalking "Sharpen Your Heels" by Mrs. Moneypenny

Maverick Financial Times columnist Mrs. Moneypenny has plenty to say about being a woman in the workplace. But her advice can be helpful far beyond the professional world. Read More ›

Booktalking: "Backfield Boys" by John Feinstein

Two New York City football standouts are recruited to play at a Virginia boarding school with a spotty racial history, in John Feinstein's mystery, a current recommendation. Read More ›

Future-Ready Middle Schoolers!

The Bronx Library Center is one of the college hubs in the Bronx, what does this mean?Read More ›

Booktalking "Truth or Dare" by Barbara Dee

Lia is decidedly lagging behind in the puberty department, longing and praying for the day when all teenage angst will cease. Read More ›

Booktalking: "Arrows" by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

What happens when Cupid hits just one person in a couple? Melissa Gorzelancyk's 2016 teen novel puts the Cupid tale in modern-day Wisconsin. Read More ›

Booktalking: "What Momma Left Me" by Renee Watson

This 2010 book is another brilliant work from Watson, an inside look at the ugly world of domestic violence and the people left in its wake. Read More ›

Booktalking: "The Names They Gave Us" by Emery Lord

Lucy Hansson thinks she's going to have a great summer with her best friend and her boyfriend, Lukas. Then, her plans begins to fall apart. Read More ›

Booktalking: "This Side of Home" by Renee Watson

Find out about another stellar novel from Renee Watson about gentrification, racism, and the drama of being a teenage girl.Read More ›

Booktalking "Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson

Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, and she rides the bus across town to attend the ritzy private school. She is one of a handful of students of color and feels out of place in the mostly wealthy, white, privileged student body.Read More ›

Booktalking "Survivors Club" by Michael Bornstein

A series of fortunate events in the hellacious circumstances of World War II led to a little boy's survival.Read More ›

ACRL/NY 2017 Annual Symposium: The Mission

Learn about the Greater New York Metropolitan Area's Association of College and Research Libraries annual symposium. Read More ›

BLC's Favorite YA Reads of 2017

After reading nearly 150 young adult books in 2017, two Bronx Library Center librarians share their favorites.Read More ›

Booktalking "Anatomy of Innocence" by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Exculpatory DNA evidence, false witness identification, and law enforcement and legal misconduct lead to an alarming number of innocent people being put into prison for decades.Read More ›

Booktalking "Up To This Pointe" by Jennifer Longo

Antarctica is a huge jump from Harper's prior days in California.Read More ›
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