October 30, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
This is an outstanding adventure/survival story with some fierce feminism and deep, thoughtful looks at poverty and small town life. Authentic, real, raw and engaging, teens will devour this book.
September 18, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Sometimes there are books that I finish and I immediately think, I want my teenage daughter to read this book right away. Today I am sharing 5 of those books that are specifically about sexual violence, rape culture, and the ways we talk about and view women’s bodies. Some of them talk about female friendship, […]
April 11, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Introduction In the introduction to Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, Kelly Jensen writes, “What unites feminists is the belief that every person–regardless of gender, class, education, race, sexuality, or ability–deserves equality.” This intersection between multiple social justice movements characterizes what we call Third Wave feminism, a term coined in the 1990s, and […]
September 20, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Sometimes, it is indeed a small world after all. Shortly after moving to Texas, I learned that author Mindy McGinnis lived just 10 minutes from the very library I had spent the last 10 years working at in the state of Ohio. This town was my home, the place where my children were born. It […]
by Colby Sharp
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Riley Jensen
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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