For anyone who's ever been mystified by the obsessiveness of series book fandom, this article explains the enduring hold that the eternally 12-and 13-year old ( core five, at least) Baby-Sitter's Club members have over their readers.
"For many girls coming of age in the '80s and '90s, The Baby-Sitters Club, the best-selling middle-grade series, was a PG precursor to Sex and the City: a story of female friendship in all its complexity."
Girls and boys are now big fans of Raina Telgemeier's graphic novel renderings of Ann M. Martin's original series.
The characters are distinct from one another but are more than stereotypes. Their appeal is that they're simultaneously aspirational and relatable.
Sing a rainbow in June for LGBT Pride month!
In addition to the Obama administration's declaration protecting transgender students' access to the restroom of their gender identity, the LGBT movement will be recognized with its first national monument, in the Stonewall Inn.
Here is an updated bibliography of some new and classic books for tweens and teens that we have in our library collection. Adults may enjoy them, too!
LGBT BOOKS for Tweens & Teens
Bausum, Ann -- Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
Bray, Libba -- Beauty Queens
Cameron, Peter -- Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
Cameron, Janet E. -- Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World
Chbosky, Stephen -- The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Danforth, Emily M. --†The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Dole, Mayra -- Down to the Bone
Farizan, Sara --†Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
Federle, Tim -- Better Nate than Ever (Tween); The Great American Whatever
Franklin, Emily and Brendan Halpin - Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom
Garden, Nancy -- Annie On My Mind
Gephart, Donna -- Lily and Dunkin (Tween)
Green, John and David Levithan -- Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Gregorio, I.W. -- None of the Above
Hill, Katie Rain with Ariel Schrag -- Rethinking Normal: a Memoir in Transition
Horner, Emily -- A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
Howe, James -- Totally Joe (Tween)
Katcher, Brian -- Almost Perfect
Kuklin, Susan -- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
LaCour. Nina -- Everything Leads To You
Levithan, David -- Two Boys Kissing; Another Day
Lo, Malinda -- Adaptation
Moskowitz, Hannah -- Not Otherwise Specified
Myracle, Lauren -- Shine
Nelson, Jandy -- Iíll Give You the Sun
Peters, Julie Anne -- Luna
Polonsky, Ami -- Gracefully Grayson
Prince, Liz -- Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Self, Jeffrey -- Drag Teen
Setterington, Ken -- Branded by the Pink Triangle
Woodson, Jacqueline -- The House You Pass On the Way