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Friday Finds: June 2, 2017

fridayfindsThis Week at TLT

Sunday Reflections: The Long Term Effects of Trauma and the Kids We Traumatize

MakerSpace Mondays: Making Wonder Woman Bracers/Cuffs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Fall 2017 Showcase and Giveaway

TPiB: Soldering with teens: just like hot glue, but metal

Video Games Weekly: Magikarp Jump

Social Justice and Mental Health: Accessibility to Treatment in YA Literature, a guest post by Alyssa Chrisman

Around the Web

More Than One-Third of Teen Girls Have Experienced Depression, Study Finds

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

School might end, but free lunches don’t have to.

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Salt Lake City libraries do away with late fees

Montana confirms it: The resistance is working

Friday Finds – January 6, 2017

Hello TLTers. Today Friday Finds is being brought to you by me, Karen, because Robin Willis is at a training session on food insecurity and some other youth related issues. I’m sure she’ll be sharing what she learned soon in an upcoming post. So here are this weeks Friday Finds.


TLT this Week

What’s In Your Teen MakerSpace Manual? : Forms Edition

Book Review: The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

Book Review: Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Book Review: Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Sunday Reflections: The Cybils are Here!

Also, don’t forget the first #SJYALit (Social Justice in YA Lit) Book Club/Twitter Discussion is coming up soon.

Around the Internet

The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools

On a personal note, I’m really upset about this news. GIRLS MEETS WORLD was a strong, empowering show for young women and a personal favorite in my household. I’m hoping it gets picked up by Netflix.

Here’s some important, and quite distressing, news about teen pregnancy and mothers. Keep in mind, this is a horrific abuse of power imbalance and is legally rape.

Here is Some Other Book Info We Shared This Week:

15 of the Best YA Books for January 2017 : Bustle

60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017 – Bookishness and Tea

22 of Our Most Anticipated Contemporary YAs of 2017 : The B&N Teen Blog

26 of Our Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Novels of 2017 : The B&N Teen Blog

17 2017 YA Books To Have On Your Radar : Amanda MacGregor (Teen Librarian Toolbox)

And finally, last year TLT was so impressed with Teen Vogue we got 26 teens and libraries subscriptions to the mag. We also got The Teen and The Bestie a subscription. Their first issue came and they immediately started reading it. So excited to be able to do good things for teens through TLT. Happy New Year Everyone!



Friday Finds – November 7, 2014

This Week at TLT

YA A to Z: An Alphabet Soup of Awesome YA Authors

YA A to Z: Laurie Halse Anderson

Book review: Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

#YAAtoZ: More letter A recommendations from Twitter

YA A to Z: Libba Bray

Book Review: Waistcoats & Weaponry


#YAAtoZ: More Letter B Authors from Twitter

YA A to Z: Kristin Cashore

What’s your library story? A Robot Test Kitchen Guest Post

Around the Web

The Vlogbrothers move CrashCourse to PBS Digital Studios

Need instructions for your Teen Program on Origami? Use this 3D player.

Netflix is making a live action adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events!

Life as a teen father

Game based learning has an advantage in some situations.

Author Scott Westerfeld has a lot of good advice for aspiring YA authors.

Children, grooming, gender, and economics. Fascinating.

Kelly Jensen (@catagator) and author Carrie Mesrobian (@CarrieMesrobian) presented on Girls in YA at the Wisconsin Library Association conference Karen was recently at and you can find that presentation here.