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Highlight from Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List: The Mariposa Club - The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto Gonzalez It’s tough being a Latino and a gay teen, but Maui does the best he can. Danger is around every corner; the local Los Calis gangs are not fans of homosexuals. If he didn’t have his other gay friends Trini, Isaac, and Liberace he might just go insane. The boys realize there’s strength in numbers and decide to form a LGBT alliance at their school...

Highlight from Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List - The Mariposa Club

Highlight from Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List - The Mariposa Club

For 80 years, New York Public Library staff shared the best titles for teens in an annual list called Books for the Teen Age.

Reading Recommendations From the Kingsbridge Library's Teen Advisory Group by Andrea Lipinski, Kingsbridge Library

For months, Cass Meyer has heard her best friend Julia, a wannabe Broadway composer, whispering about a top-secret project. #YABooksAboutGrief

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend / Emily Horner "As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.

New Beginnings: A Reading List from Open Book Night by Elizabeth Waters - When we asked people to share books related to the theme of “new beginnings” at our  Open Book Night last week we got a really wide range of fiction and nonfiction book recommendations.

New Beginnings: A Reading List from Open Book Night

New Beginnings: A Reading List from Open Book Night by Elizabeth Waters - When we asked people to share books related to the theme of “new beginnings” at our Open Book Night last week we got a really wide range of fiction and nonfiction book recommendations.

This book is AMAZING! It about a girl, Joey, and she's deaf... Her mother doesn't let her do sign language, until she meets Charlie and Sukari (chimp) they become friends and have a great adventure. I recommend this book to middle schoolers!

When thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his chimpanzee Sukari, who use sign language, her world blooms with possibilities but that of the chimp begins to narrow.

We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week | The New York Public Library

We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

NY Immigrant memoirs and biographies - cover art

Reader's Den: "Software" by Rudy Rucker (Discussion

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

A fifteen-year-old Peruvian boy, whose mother runs a clinic for poor village children, becomes caught up in the war after Senderistas bomb the clinic, killing his mother and throwing his family into turmoil.

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

The Reader's Den: "Passing" by Nella Larsen - Welcome to July’s edition of the Reader’s Den!  This month we will be reading and discussing Passing by Nella Larsen. Published in 1929, it is a novel of modern black life whose relationships are wrought with psychological tension.

The Reader's Den: "Passing" by Nella Larsen

Welcome to July’s edition of the Reader’s Den! This month we will be reading and discussing Passing by Nella Larsen. Published in it is a novel of modern black life whose relationships are wrought with psychological tension.

A Porter's Leads recommendation

What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez exemplifies the line children must draw between family loyalty and self-loyalty. Find out why I loved this book here.

A Spanish influenza epidemic has gripped Boston and a struggling police department's attempt to unionize results in a strike with far-reaching implications.

4 stars, awesome book set in early century Boston. Rich in historical detail, it's an epic tale of the haves vs. the have-nots.

Neil Gaiman - Instructions

As a parent, the key to a good read-aloud performance is finding the right picture books for you.

Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over her brother's death and its impact on her mother, and at odds with her best friend, thirteen-year-old Dellie reaches out to a neglected boy in her building in the projects and learns from a new neighbor to have faith in herself and others.

CBC Diversity Book Spotlight: 'The Trouble with Half a Moon' written by Danette Vigilante.

Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

Interview with Anthony Flint, Author of “Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on America’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City”

Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

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