Where I work, I always knew the situation with teens was bad… but I didn’t know it was that bad. After interviewing my library's Young Adult librarian, this week’s readings took on new meaning. The way I see it, YALSA’s The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action represents the … Continue reading (Week 4) Teens and libraries: A love-hate relationship
Q. 3. You Try to Relate to Teens in a "Cool Way," Often Using Teen Lingo. You Sense It Is Tragic. You Might Be Right. The way we interact with teenagers is important. I agree that trying to be cool towards a teenager could backfire. I think teenagers are not looking for adults to be … Continue reading Teen librarians/ interacting with teenages. The issues of trying to be cool.
Tamaki, Jillian and Mariko. This One Summer. First Second, New York, NYC, 2014. This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki is a profound and bittersweet story about the complicated transition from childhood to adolescence. It is the winner of the the 2015 Printz and Eisner Awards as well as a Caldecott Honor Book. Main characters Rose and Windy … Continue reading This One Summer