Blogs: Teens

  • Paper Towns Movie: Was It True to the Book?Paper Towns cover

    Warning: This movie review contains spoilers from both the book and the movie.
    Posted by: Alyssa Mendoza on Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 4:05 PM | Comments: 2
  • We Need Diverse Books: Children's, Middle School and YA I Support We Need Diverse Books

    The We Need Diverse Books campaign began in 2014 on twitter when authors, bloggers and readers began talking about the need to have more diverse children’s and YA literature. These conversations led to the creation of the hashtag  #WeNeedDiverseBooks and a three day event in May of that same year to brainstorm, collaborate and raise awareness of the need to diversify our shelves!
    Posted by: adilene rogers on Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM | Comments: 2
  • LGBTQ Pride, Fiction & ComicsCover of "Batwoman"

    June is LGBTQ Pride Month! San Francisco Pride is happening this weekend, June 27-28th. San Jose's own Silicon Valley Pride is celebrating it's 40th anniversary and will be on August 30th. San Jose's first lesbian and gay pride parade in 1974. And here are some historical finds, fiction, and comics featuring LGBTQ figures and characters!
    Posted by: Jessica Novak on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:30 PM | Comments: 0
  • Ideas for Reluctant Readers: Movie and a Book ClubPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    For reluctant readers, summer break can be a difficult time to focus and find that perfect book. To engage your reluctant reader this summer, watch a movie then read the book. Talk about the differences, expectations and what they would have added or left out of the movie.  There might be even a local production or theater performing shows based on books. In the meantime browse through our DVD and Fiction shelves to find your perfect pairing. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (J Fiction / J PB Fiction Fitzhugh)
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Ways to Have a Productive Summer for High SchoolersKaplan SAT 2015

    Not sure how to spend your summer? Summer is a great time to get some valuable work or volunteer experience in. Maybe you want to study for an upcoming SAT or maybe you want to learn a new skill over the summer? Whatever your summer needs may be the San Jose Public Library has resources to help you make this summer productive. Here are some suggestions and resources to help you make this a great summer.
    Posted by: adilene rogers on Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM | Comments: 0