After the Hurricane
For the past couple of years, post apocalyptic fiction has been very popular in ya. This week, many of our East Coast teens must feel like they are living it. Many schools were cancelled all week last week. School Library Journal is just starting to talk about the damage to libraries. But we are also seeing ways in which libraries help out in times like theses. And the publishing world came to a real crawl last week; there was a deafening silence on Twitter as we wondered how our favorite East Coast authors and publishing houses were doing.
Please take a moment to help those on the East Coast by donating to the American Red Cross.
If you are on the East Coast, please take a moment to tell us how you are doing.
And as libraries do after every new challenge that faces us, let’s put together a booklist in the comments to help teens in this time of crisis. Reading can often be the best way not only to escape, but to find hope in the stories of others that have overcome adversity and devastation.
We are thinking of you all.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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