Hillsborough Library Teens

YA Non-Fiction Spotlight

Sometimes non-fiction books don’t get as much love as they should.  Here’s some of our newest YA nf titles -  Check one out!


     What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
     by Buried Life

     An illustrated selection of answers to the title’s question, submitted online and collected by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn, collectively known as The Buried Life and featured in the MTV reality television series of the same name.  Some answers include essays relating how the online submissions were accomplished.  Also included are brief essays on how the four young men accomplished some of their lists’ tasks and their experiences helping others complete their lists.


     Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
     by Susan Kuklin

     Takes an honest look at the lives, loves, and struggles of transgender teens.  Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender of gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference.  Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.


     Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
     by Sara Latta

     Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to revel their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.

Wow, this adaptation looks promising.  Keep a tissue handy.

Read the book before the movie is released this August:

image     If I Stay
     by Gayle Forman

     While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

What’s your faction?

What’s your faction?

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fppld-teens:

Ah! The first clip from The Fault in Our Stars movie! 

We cannot wait for this!

cheshirelibrary:

…so many fires.

The wrath of Peeta

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alkeklibrary:

Happy National Library Week!

alkeklibrary:

Happy National Library Week!

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faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Jersey! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 


"Demand. Our. Stars. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and John Green are going on a #TFIOS tour this May for The Fault in Our Stars, and they could visit YOUR home state!"

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Jersey! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

"Demand. Our. Stars. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and John Green are going on a #TFIOS tour this May for The Fault in Our Stars, and they could visit YOUR home state!"

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:Must be in grades 6 to 12.Poems are due by April 30, 2014. Only original compositions and artwork are accepted. The final decision for the publication of each poem will be made by SCLS’s Young Adult Librarians.Misspellings or grammatical mistakes will not be changed, and your poetry will be published as is.You must include your name, school, grade, and contact information (email preferred) with your poetry. If you would like your poetry to be published using a pseudonym or “anonymous” please indicate this when you submit your poetry and we will NOT include your real name with the published poem. Please include the title of your poem (or “Untitled”).HOW TO SUBMIT POETRY:Please submit your poetry electronically to: teens@sclibnj.orgIf your poem is not affected by format, please submit it in a document using word processing software (MS Word preferred) or include it in the body of your email. This will allow us to better fit the text in the anthology.If your poem is reliant upon formatting or contains artwork, the only way to ensure it appears in its original form is to submit it as a scanned image, JPEG preferred. The final publication is in black and white.If you have any questions or need assistance submitting your poetry, please see a YS or YA librarian at any SCLS branch. Copies of “It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme” will be available at SCLS branches and given to schools that participate.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Must be in grades 6 to 12.
Poems are due by April 30, 2014. 

Only original compositions and artwork are accepted. The final decision for the publication of each poem will be made by SCLS’s Young Adult Librarians.

Misspellings or grammatical mistakes will not be changed, and your poetry will be published as is.

You must include your name, school, grade, and contact information (email preferred) with your poetry. If you would like your poetry to be published using a pseudonym or “anonymous” please indicate this when you submit your poetry and we will NOT include your real name with the published poem. 

Please include the title of your poem (or “Untitled”).

HOW TO SUBMIT POETRY:

Please submit your poetry electronically to: teens@sclibnj.org

If your poem is not affected by format, please submit it in a document using word processing software (MS Word preferred) or include it in the body of your email. This will allow us to better fit the text in the anthology.

If your poem is reliant upon formatting or contains artwork, the only way to ensure it appears in its original form is to submit it as a scanned image, JPEG preferred. The final publication is in black and white.

If you have any questions or need assistance submitting your poetry, please see a YS or YA librarian at any SCLS branch. Copies of “It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme” will be available at SCLS branches and given to schools that participate.