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Adult Books 4 Teens
Inside Adult Books 4 Teens

Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham

How to Build a Girl

Today I review two books that have the potential to be wildly popular with teens–and wildly challenging for school librarians. Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham are media forces, women who excel in professions dominated by men. They both succeed through the sheer force of their personalities, and to some extent through their willingness to say [...]

On the Cusp

The Opposite of Loneliness

High school is behind you, but you’re not quite an independent adult. Today’s reviews cover one book of essays and stories written during–and one graphic novel memoir written about–the college years. Marina Keegan was a talented writer who died days after graduating from Yale. She had lined up a position as an editorial assistant at The [...]

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Tablet & Pen

This is a Words without Borders publication. Words without Borders “translates, publishes, and promotes contemporary international literature.” Every month they publish an online magazine. They also partner with publishers to release print anthologies, of which this is one. Tablet & Pen is quite a thick & heavy tome, and may appear intimidating to teen readers. But [...]