On the 5th day of Christmas, my TLT gave to me . . .
Look, you know my mantra. (You do know my mantra, right?) If you want to serve teens, you have to spend some time in their heads. We just talked about this the other day if you will recall. Anyhow, one of my favorite blogs is Huffington Post Teen because it is written by – yep, you guessed it – teens (mostly).
So let’s get the caveat out of the way, shall we? Huffington Post is an online news source/blog that has a very definite point of view and it leans Left. I only mention it because it is good to know a source’s point of view or bias.
But . . . there are great stories here about high school life, getting into college, and more. This goes beyond to celebrity news and gossip and has teens writing about politics, the environment, and more. It is a great reminder that our teens have depth, and that the future is a scary place for them.
Some of my favorite recent posts include:
9 High School Required Reads that Ended Up My All-Time Favorites by Senior Karielle Stephanie Gam.
Youthists and Age Discrimination by Hung Vo
And, most epically awesome, Huffington Post Teen teams up with Figment fiction highlight the writings of teens. Check out this piece called Mittened Fingers.
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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