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Blog Posts by Subject: Teen and Young Adult Literature

All American Boys: The Real Best YA Book of 2015

We've seen a surge of YA on difficult topics in recent years, such as depression or gender identity or even coping with school shootings. One that definitely stood out for me was All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely. Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You See Me Now?" by Estela Bernal

Amanda writes letters to her dead father. She tells him about her dreams and aspirations. She informs him of her challenges. Read More ›

Growing Up With Judy Blume

When I was a kid, Judy Blume was one of the most important people I had never met. I enjoyed many books she’d written, but it was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret that I read more times than any other book. By the time I got a little older and started reading Deenie, she’d become my unofficial guide for what I should expect in the milestones of my life. Read More ›

"The Year of the Rat" by Clare Furniss

Pearl had a good life until childbirth unexpectedly stole her mother from her. Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

NYC Reads 365: A Few of Our Favorites

The New York City Department of Education recently released a series of recommended reading lists for Pre-K through 12th grade that include books of all different genres, subjects, and formats. Our Teen Advisory Group checked out the 7th-12th grade reading lists, and wanted to highlight the titles they enjoyed the most!Read More ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›

Carry On, Carry On...

Move over, Harry Potter… there's a new boy wizard in town.Read More ›

11 Quotes from The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Rose Society is the dark and fascinating sequel to The Young Elites. Here are my favorite quotes from the book.Read More ›

Tabrizia's Favorite Books of 2015

Books that made one librarian fall in love with reading all over again this year.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Secret Side of Empty" by Maria Andreu

Monserrat Thalia's gaze on life is losing focus. An undocumented immigrant from Argentina, she is a senior in high school. She cannot see a way into college, considering her status.Read More ›

Adam Silvera Visits the Bronx Library Center

A few teens asked about his writing as well as his literary influences. From his writing process to his tattoos, the questions varied greatly, and they allowed for the teens to get to know Adam better. Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2015: Our Top 10 Favorites!

It’s time for the second annual NYPL Best Books for Teens list! Get ready for the most memorable, the most gut-wrenching, the most exciting, the most fun, the most swoony, the most informative and the most engaging books of the year.Read More ›

Books & Authors: A Great Alternative to Goodreads

Did you know you can access a database for book lovers with your library card?Read More ›

Visit Us in December: The Librarian Is In at NYPL

We’re doing a bit of match-making this season at The New York Public Library! It can be daunting trying to figure out what to read next or which book your favorite people want for the holidays—and that’s where we come in. Read More ›

'Surviving Santiago' Author Lyn Miller-Lachmann Visits George Bruce

On November 11, the George Bruce branch was thrilled to have special guest Lyn Miller-Lachmann to discuss her book Surviving Santiago. This was the first TeenLIVE event to be co-hosted with NYPL's Innovation Labs, which is an after-school program for Middle School students. Read More ›

Write On! Great YA Books To Inspire Teens To Write

Got writers block? Some creative inspiration from the library.Read More ›

Lost in Place: Middle School Novels Set in NYC

Here are a few contemporary titles that capture that sense of young, daring adventure in NYC.Read More ›

The Hunger Games Is Over, Now What? 10 Books to Take Its Place

    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: Alison Sekemento, a vampire, must pass as a human in order to stay with a group of rebels who are in search for a legend, a possible cure that for the disease that killed off most of human civilization. If you're not sick of vampires, a great readalike book for dystopian readers.
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NYPL TeenLIVE: Adam Silvera Returns to the Bronx at Francis Martin Library

October 21 was a great day for the Bronx. Why, you might ask? Because debut author Adam Silvera got the opportunity to speak to teens from his neck of the boroughs since the release of More Happy Than Not.Read More ›
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