Keep on writing with Letters About Literature, a program by the Library of Congress currently being hosted by the Library of Michigan, inviting young adults to write a letter to the author of a work that has changed their lives. You can also visit the Library of Michigan's website for more information, and visit the Teen Zone at the Main Branch of the Dickinson County Library for instructions to mail your letter.
Visit the CSLP website for more information about the contest, open to ages 13-18. A 30-90 second video could win you national recognition,
and boost your library's summer efforts! The library has video recording equipment: bring your ideas and let's see where it takes us!
Videos are due by January 31, 2017. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, or visit the Teen Zone at the Main branch!
Alex Awards - The Alex Awards are awarded to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Michael L. Printz Award - This yearly award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
Check out Goodreads - a website where you can get book recommendations, keep track of what you're reading, join a book club, answer book trivia and much more! Join our teen book group on Goodreads: Teens Read @ DCL!
Speaking of book reviews, check out our video book review series Read It, Review It on our YouTube channel, featuring young adults talking about their favorite books!
Also check out YALSA’s teen blog “The Hub”, which has interviews with YA authors, information on book lists, and a weekly round-up of YA author tweets.
TeenReads.com has compiled an Ultimate Teen Reading List that includes over 400 titles that are perfect for teens! The list is even divided into genre categories, including horror, graphic novels, romance, fantasy and more!
Seaching for Accelerated Reading information on a title? This site by Renaissance Learning will allow you to search by title to find grade levels and point values.
Finally, a YouTube channel to help with history! Historyteachers adapts popular songs into history lessons. They’re funny, informative, and incredibly hard to stop watching, and they’re a good introduction to a lot of subjects that teens will be learning in history.
Student Voters' Guide: College students can use the BestColleges.com Student Voters' Guide to explore voting resources and advice!
CliffsNotes "Explore, study, review" with CliffsNotes, "the original and most widely imitated study guide."
PinkMonkey The "World's largest library of free online Literature Summaries, with over 460 Study Guides / Book Notes / Chapter Summaries online" can be found here!
BookRags Bragging to have "everything you need to study or teach literature," BookRags is a site to search for literature homework help and more!
GradeSaver will help you reach your grade goals with study guides written and edited by Harvard students.
JiffyNotes has free study guides that "focus on literary analysis" for both classic and contemporary literature.
Shmoop includes a free online homework and writing helper and is a great resource for literature lovers!
SchoolBytes has four main categories (English, History, Math and Papers) and plenty of helpful information including plot summaries and math help!
High School Ace is a great place to find the "best free educational resources for teens." You can find homework help, test study guides, games, puzzles and more!
Check back often for more suggested links!