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Fashion Rebels: Style Icons Who Changed the World through Fashion

Think You Know Your Favorite Style Icons? Think Again.

You might not know it just by looking at me, but I am obsessed with fashion. Fashion designers. Fashion icons. If it involves fashion, I’m into it. Luckily, there are heaps of fashion books at the library, and they are the perfect way to feed your addiction, while still offering some interesting information. You’ll find these particular books in the children’s non-fiction section, but trust me, fashion addicts of all ages will love them.

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ICEBERGS -- Teen Summer Reading List

In partnership with the National Building Museum

Through September 5, 2016, the National Building Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination with ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation emphasizes current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction.

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No Means No

Rape and Sexual Assault in Fiction and Nonfiction

Sexual assault affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. According to the CDC nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States have reported that they experienced rape. However, sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes (68% according to statistics compiled by RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) and only 2 of 100 rapists will be convicted and serve a jail sentence.

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

Marcelo in the Real World

On the Spectrum

Teen Reads Featuring Protagonists with ASD

These five books feature protagonists on the autism spectrum.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Reading about autistic characters will foster acceptance and help teens understand and value the experience of their friends with autism. The stories demonstrate the similarities between people on the spectrum and typically developing teens, while portraying autistic characters in a positive light and remaining true to experience.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Thrilling Nonfiction Titles for Teens and Tweens

Action-Packed books that will Inform, Reform, and Transform Young Adult Minds

With so many young adult fiction titles becoming movies and television series, nonfiction books for young adults can sometimes be overlooked by teens and tweens.  However, nonfiction books are a great resource for young adults that provide engaging storylines and exciting plots about historical events.  Many authors for young adult nonfiction books are using literature as a creative platform to present information and facts by chronicling the lives of actual people and experiences.  The D.C.

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Back to School College Prep

High school is usually when students put serious thought into college for the first time. The process of SAT preparedness, choosing a major, career exploration, applying to scholarships, and selecting a school become critical tasks moving toward senior year. During this exciting time, allow your public library to get you started with informative books listed below. 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Girls Rock and Read!

Picks for music-loving teens

Every year, DC Public Library staff give the campers over at Girls Rock! DC camp a book list to rock out to. Here are a few of our top picks of Young Adult fiction that features music as a main character or theme... for the young music lover in your life, or just for you!  

All about the green

Personal Finance & Investing for Teens

Learning about the value of money today helps to build appreciation for its potential in the future. It is never to early to become financially savvy using tricks for saving money and building wealth toward a comfortable retirement. Listed below, you will find six book recommendations for gaining perspective on money management skills that would serve young people well into adulthood. 

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Grownup Books for Growing Minds

Standout young readers' editions

There is a growing appetite for entertaining nonfiction books for kids and teens. This boost is in part due to the Common Core’s emphasis on nonfiction texts.

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