Blogs: Teens

  • June: Books I've Read Recentlybooks on a light pink background

    "Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez, will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story and then give the book a rating of :
    Posted by: Penelope Gomez on Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:47 AM | Comments: 0
  • YA Friday: Sunshine On The Street At The ParadeYA Friday white text on pink background logo

    Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, asexual, or just questioning, these characters are not stereotypes and are important to the story. The characters in these novels find themselves in all sorts of situations, both related and unrelated to their sexual orientation and gender identification.
    Posted by: Megan Maloy on Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • SJ Engage: Homelessness and PovertySJ Engage Logo

    In November 2014, the National Center on Family Homelessness reported that one child in every thirty—or 2.5 million children in the U.S.—were homeless at some point in 2013. Many advocates blame the country’s high poverty rate on a lack of affordable housing, among other causes. Even though the child homeless rate is at an all-time high, people who are homeless are typically hidden away from the general population and many young people are not aware of the issues of homelessness, unless they are homeless themselves. In addition, there is a lot of misunderstanding by the general public about who is homeless and the causes for homelessness. As a society, we often have a stereotypical view of homeless people (e.g. alcoholics, drug addicts, dangerous, mentally ill) and there is a profound stigma around being homeless in the United States.
    Posted by: TeenHQ on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • YA Friday: Cli-FiYA Friday white text on pink background logo

    Characters in these stories must weather devastating changes to the natural world as access to food and land are are impacted by rising sea levels or spreading ice. 
    Posted by: Megan Maloy on Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 2
  • Staff Picks: Best LGBTQ+ Books We've ReadCloseup of Pride Flag in in Rainbow Spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet)

    June is finally here! This year, June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a monumental part of LGBTQ+ history. Observe Pride Month (aka LGBTQ+ History Month) with these stories featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists recommended by your San José Public Library bloggers.
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0