Story Tags

Girls of Paper and Fire

Do "Q" Believe in Magic?

Queer YA Fantasy Reads for Pride

Queer young adult literature has been making fantastic strides in contemporary reads over the last few years, but over the last year --especially the last six months -- there have been some amazing new fantasy releases. In honor of Pride Month, I've rounded up a few below.  

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

Defiant Dames

Young Adult Historical Fiction by Women of Color

To celebrate Women's History Month, I've compiled some fantastic young adult historical fiction written by women of color.   

photo of gingerbread house

Candy Construction

Holiday Houses at Southwest

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Southwest Library held its fourth annual Holiday House program. Over seventy-five children and their families came to build colorful creations out of graham crackers, frosting and a wide selection of candy.

The Poet X

Libros Latinos

Seven YA Novels With Latina Heroines

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are seven own-voices YA novels featuring Latina heroines. All are written by Latina women and many were listed for prestigious awards when they came out. The Poet X  by Elizabeth Acevedo

Illuminae

The Final Frontier

Teen Sci-Fi Set in Space

Looking for some thrilling, fast-paced science fiction that will leave you on the edge of your seat? Look no further than these six young adult novels, which are also great crossover reads for adults. 

The Hate U Give

Black Voices

Contemporary Young Adult Books by Black Female Authors

In honor of Women's History Month, here's a sample of some of the most popular and important novels in young adult fiction written by black women. These novels deal in nuanced ways with timely topics ranging from Black Lives Matter to gentrification to childhood sexual abuse. If you're a fan of hard-hitting contemporary novels, here are five to add to your to-be-read pile.