Pathfinder: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

If you liked WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds check out ... ...more authentic and gritty portrayals of growing up in NYC. Grant, Christopher. TEENIE.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2010. Fourteen-year-old Martine, known as "Teenie," is growing up in Brooklyn with strict Caribbean islander parents, (Dad is from Barbados & Mom from … Continue reading Pathfinder: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds


Love the LUMBERJANES? Check these out next…

...if you are looking for more action-packed, fantasy comic series. Princeless: 1 Save Yourself  Jeremy Whitley J FIC WHITLEY Like the Lumberjanes, this comic is funny and action-packed!   Not your average Princess, Adrienne has been locked in a tower by her father and doesn't have time to sit around and be rescued. With the … Continue reading Love the LUMBERJANES? Check these out next…

Youth Librarian Elevator Speech

Just brainstorming: I help [target audience*] [verb phrase*] at the library so that [proven/expected positive outcome for target audience*] . ALSC Infographic I help connect youth and their communities to free resources  available at the library to help bridge the gap that keeps low-income students at a disadvantage. I help teach parents and caregivers at the library … Continue reading Youth Librarian Elevator Speech


I asked my YA librarian what youtube channels her teens were into and she recommended Zoella.  Zoella's youtube page currently has over 11 million! subscribers, and her videos have 861,955,106 views!  Her real name is Zoe Elizabeth Sugg, she's 26 years old and lives in the UK.  Her videos are mostly about style and fashion and "hauls" where she … Continue reading Youtubers

YA Virtual Readers’ Advisory – Tumblr

I chose to use tumblr over other social media sites because of the platform's anonymity. The ASK ME ANYTHING link allows teens to ask questions anonymously about topics they may feel uncomfortable asking the librarian in person. For me, tumblr seems really interactive.  Ideally teens would submit their own posts to the page, answer questions, … Continue reading YA Virtual Readers’ Advisory – Tumblr