December 14, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
For the next installment of Teen Librarian Karen Jensen's Top 20 reads of 2020, we take a look at 5 nonfiction titles that everyone should read
April 2, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
When queer, bigender Alexis/Aleks moves into a rectory with their aunt and uncle, they overhear a horrific confession that forces them to action.
March 17, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Lee shares why varied representation of victim/survivors and abusers in literature is needed in this brutally personal and important post.
November 4, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
Author Bree Barton shares her story (and that of her sister) of sexual assault, power, survival, and healing.
January 31, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
On March 12 of 2019, Laurie Halse Anderson will release her newest book Shout, a moving biography that seeks once again to highlight the very real truths of sexual violence in the life of teens - and in her own life.
September 23, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault and Violence This past week, John Kerry said that Trump had the “insecurity of a teenage girl.” Are teenage girls insecure? Some of them are, perhaps in part because we continue to use being a girl and femininity as an insult. Or perhaps it’s because teenage girls are told that they […]
September 12, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
I will readily admit that college preparation has been one aspect of teen librarianship that I have often failed to provide adequate services in. I have been really focusing on that more this year and have even started a special collection for college preparation/research and new adult materials. The New Adult collection specifically focuses on […]
March 4, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence, Rape Some weeks (months?) ago, the news broke out that a high school near me was embroiled in a horrific sexual violence case. At first, the media kept referring to it as “hazing”. After a lot of push back, the media and community have started to use the terms sexual assault. […]
October 24, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Over recent weeks, a wide variety of discussion has been happening about sexual violence, harassment, and assault. These are important conversations that have wide reaching implications. Make no mistake, these things are also happening in the lives of our teens. With the discussion there has been a lot of sharing online with the hashtag #MeToo. […]
October 12, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
There has been a lot of very important discussion in the news this past couple of weeks about sexual harassment and abuse by men in positions of power, in no small part thanks to the revelations regarding Harvey Weinstein. Of course women know and have known for years that type of culture and abuse isn’t […]
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