Plano Teen Scene

Six Middle Grade/Young Adult novels featuring protagonists with depression:

‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ by Ned Vizzini
‘This Is Not a Test’ by Courtney Summers
‘Lovely, Dark and Deep’ by Amy McNamara
‘Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets’ by Evan Roskos
‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by John Green & David Levithan
‘All the Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven

We have not yet reviewed any of these at Disability in Kidlit—though our contributors have given a thumbs-up to the portrayal of depression in both ‘Lovely, Dark and Deep’ and ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’. If you’ve read any of these, please share your thoughts!

(Source: disabilityinkidlit, via disabilityinkidlit)

Plano Bibliovores Book Club for ages 13-18

Discuss Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell at Tuesday’s meeting: 

Tuesday September 2 from 4:45p to 5:45p
Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-7175

Read and discuss the featured book:
Sep 2 — Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Oct 7 — The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Nov 4 — Proxy by Alex London
Dec 2 — Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Plano Bibliovores Book Club for ages 13-18

Discuss Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell at Tuesday’s meeting:

Tuesday September 2 from 4:45p to 5:45p
Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-7175

Read and discuss the featured book:
Sep 2 — Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Oct 7 — The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Nov 4 — Proxy by Alex London
Dec 2 — Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

The Plano Public Library System wishes you a happy Labor Day!

Our libraries and book drops are closed today (Sunday August 31) and tomorrow (Monday September 1).  We will reopen on Tuesday September 2.


A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan in The New Yorker.

The Plano Public Library System wishes you a happy Labor Day!

Our libraries and book drops are closed today (Sunday August 31) and tomorrow (Monday September 1). We will reopen on Tuesday September 2.


A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan in The New Yorker.

(Source: newyorker)

We love creativity.

via Surface to Structure

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hope-in-every-book:

svyalitchat:

The #SVYALit Project: Using YA Lit to talk about sexual violence and consent in the lives of teens. Here are a few book lists and book reviews.

Because No Always Mean No, a list of books dealing with sexual assault  
Take 5: Difficult books on an important topic (sexual violence)
Take 5: Sexual Violence in the Life of Boys  
Book Review: The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely 
Thinking About Boys, Sex, and Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian 
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton 
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
September Girls by Bennett Madison  
Discussing THE S WORD by Chelsea Pitcher, a guest post by Lourdes Keochgerien
5 Reasons I Loved Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Khuen
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Uses for Boys by Erica Loraine Scheidt
Killer Instinct by S. E. Green

Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Sex/Consent Positive Titles: Karen’s List Christa’s List Carrie’s List

See the complete #SVYALit Project Index Here: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/02/svyalit-project-index.html

This is important. Could very well help those struggling to read these books. Don’t leave anyone in the dark.

(via teenlibrariantoolbox)

pickeringtonlibrary:

Almost time for weekend reading! 

pickeringtonlibrary:

Almost time for weekend reading! 

Friday Dance Party!!!

Friday Dance Party!!!

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breakdancin:

The Music of Eleanor and Park - {Listen}

The music described in Eleanor and Park, from beginning to end. 
"I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death" -Eleanor 

Thank you, Rainbow Rowell for this beautiful book.

Are you ready for the Plano Bibliovores meeting this Tuesday?  Enjoy some music from the book, the join us at Harrington Library on September 2 at 4:45pm!