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- Multicultural Recommended Reading List
- Recommended multicultural reading materials, from grades 5+
- Resources for Readers
- Recommended websites, eBooks as well as online resources geared towards readers and more!
- Alex Awards
- The top 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Selected fiction titles that exemplify good literary quality and popular reading appeal for teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Coretta Scott King Award
- Presents annual awards to Black authors and illustrators of children's books who have promoted “better understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all peoples to the realization of the American dream.” Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).
- John Newbery Medal
- The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Michael L. Printz Award
- Awarded to the best teen book of the year by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award
- The Batchelder Award is awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States. Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Pura Belpré award
- The Belpré Medals honor a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA Affiliate.
- Quick Picks
- New books that may appeal to the reluctant reader, Awarded by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Medal
- The Sibert Medal honors the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year. Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Scott O'Dell Award
- Awarded to a meritorious book of historical fiction for children or teens. The award was established in 1982 by Scott O'Dell and selections are made yearly by an award Committee.
- Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program
- The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8. The program is cosponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME).
- Antarctic Press Comics
- One of the largest publishers of American-produced manga, including Ninja High School.
- Manga University
- Tips and tutorials to improve your manga-drawing skills.
- Official site of U.S. manga publisher of Fruits Basket, Loveless, Princess Ai, DNAngel, and many more.
- The website for the largest U.S publisher of manga, specializing in imports of Japanese original material.
- Comics Continuum
- News on the comic book industry, including movie crossovers.
- Comicon Pulse
- Comics news, opinion, and insight
- No Flying No Tights
- Bimonthly reviews of graphic novels for teens.
News, Zines & Mags
JPL News & Current Events
Check out Jacksonville Public Library's main News and Current Events
site. Chock full of great
links for local and national news, sports, TV, radio, and international news sources, to name a few.
- Girl website for teenage girls. Get advice about life, love, relationships, sex, your body and how to deal with girl issues.
- The InSite
- Teens and young adults wanting to make a difference can discover ways to take charge of their lives.
- Seventeen Magazine
- Online version of the mag. Quizzes, games, news, celebs, poetry, and more. Owned by Hearst Corporation.
- Teen Ink
- A magazine written by and for teens, giving you the opportunity to publish your creative work and opinions on the issues that affect your lives.
- Teen Vogue
- The latest on fashion, beauty, celebrity style, entertainment, teen issues, videos and more from TeenVogue magazine.
- A place you can come to let your opinion loose, play games, make stuff, and hang out. This site is operated by Noggin LLC, a division of Viacom International, and is a companion to The N TV.
More Great Reads
- Genrefluent Homepage
- Huge list of new teen fiction book reviews by Diane Trixier Herald.
- Guys Read
- “Check out this site dedicated to what guys are reading. Find a book, vote ona book, or check out what books other guys voted on as ‘Readworthy’.”
- Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
listen to the Mp3 files on your computer, view the text on a webpage and read along as you listen, print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
- One Billion Poets
- The goal is for teens around the world to post and discuss poetry related to the teenage experience in the 21st century (their hopes, dreams, burdens, joys, etc.)
- Popular Paperbacks
- Selected for their popular appeal to teens, separated into different genres and themes. Includes both fiction and nonfiction. Awarded by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Reading Rants!
- Out of the ordinary teen booklists.
- Teen Reads Website
- Large site of popular teen book reviews, author information and interviews, and more.
- Teens' Top Ten
- A list of popular new books nominated by teens throughout the country.