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Stuff for the Teen Age


For 80 years, New York Public Library staff shared the best titles for teens in an annual list called Books for the Teen Age. In 2009, Books for the Teen Age became Stuff for the Teen Age, a multimedia, multi-format, targeted, and teen-tested list of the best of the year in teen books, music, graphic novels, movies, games, and more.

In 2010, Stuff for the Teen Age became a blog. We post lists, recommendations, and variety of other topics related to teen books and media.

Como La Flor: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Life of Selena Quintanilla

April 16 is known as Selena Day in the Texas hometown of the legendary Tejano performer. Find your own way to celebrate with movies, books and, of course, music. Read More ›

National Poetry Month: 5 New York-Based Novels Told In Verse

To begin celebrating National Poetry Month, we look at a selection of novels told through narrative poetry - and set in New York. Read More ›

Joke's On You! Top 7 Comedy Manga and Anime!

If you like pranks, jokes, and hijinks in your reading and viewing, these manga and anime titles are just for you. Read More ›

The Bi YA We're Reading after Watching Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae’s latest video has us in a bi state of mind here at The New York Public Library. To celebrate, here are some of our favorite YA books featuring bisexual characters. Read More ›

Young Adult Fiction Set in the 1960s

Here are 14 YA books that take readers back to the 1960s, and the era's major upheavals in pop culture, race relations, and attitudes towards war and government.Read More ›

Finding Your Own Four-Leaf Clover: Book Recommendations to Reach Your Dreams

There's no need to rely on luck when you can make your own success! Here are seven book recommendations with teens in mind, to drive motivation and inspiration. Read More ›

Looking for Leaders: Teen Council at 53rd Street Library

If you're a New York City teen interested in developing programs at NYPL, and seeing how the library operates, Teen Council is looking for you. Read More ›

Game Day With the Kingsbridge Teen Advisory Group: "Exploding Kittens" Edition!

The teens in our Teen Advisory Group were already in about-to-go-on-vacation mode. Seemed like a great time for them to try a card game that involves plotting, revenge, and kittens.Read More ›

If You Loved Shuri in Black Panther, Here Are 10 Graphic Novel Recommendations

Do you know Black Panther's younger sister, Shuri? If you like her strength, brilliance, and humor, you'll want to see this picks, featuring young women using their knowledge and power for good. Read More ›

Recommendations for Lunar New Year 2018

Celebrate The Year of the Dog with eight recommendations highlighting fiction from Asian-American authors. 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 ›

7 Gal Pal Lit Picks

Grab your bestie and some tissues as you prepare to laugh, cry, and remember just what makes a bestie so wonderful!Read More ›

New Book Recommendations for Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Keeping to your New Year's resolutions? Whether you resolved to make a fresh start, begin a new romance, or find yourself, these recommendations can help inspire you. Read More ›

Love: In the Air, On the Page

With February comes Valentine's Day, and these 14 recommendations that celebrate love in all its forms. Read More ›

Happy Lunar New Year: Books and Events to Honor the Year of the Dog | 新年快樂 | 새해 복 많이 받으세요 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Begin celebrating The Year of the Dog with a selection of books, recordings, and Library events to suit all ages. Read More ›

Calling All Writers and Artists: Submit Your Work to Library Zine!

Get creative, and get published! We're looking to showcase the distinct voices of NYPL patrons with our next issue. Read More ›

The Witches of YA

YA fiction has long held a special place in its collective heart for brujas, mages, and would-be spell-casters from Salem and far beyond.Read More ›

Library Zine! Build a Better World

The second issue of the Library Zine! is here! Explore a few selections from the second issue.Read More ›

YA Blasts Off in 2017

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and consider the future. This year, the future loomed large in Young Adult literature.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 ›
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