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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Tip & How-To
    Tackle the Summer Reading List Together
    Help your child keep up with the school's summer reading list.
  2. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Talking about Text Complexity
    In this episode, you'll hear about a variety of books that may deepen our thinking about complex texts, including collections of poems and works of historical fiction, graphic novels and informational texts, and novels built on interwoven storylines. Together they offer reading options for teens with diverse interests, tastes, and sensibilities.
  3. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Talking with Teen Librarians
    When it comes to motivating and inspiring teens to read, teen librarians have a lot to teach us. You'll hear about the approaches two teen librarians take to their work with teen readers, ways they go about sharing and promoting new titles, plus a short list of their favorite books for teens.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teen Literature and Technology
    In this episode, you'll hear about books that "break the rules of writing" by telling stories in the form of emails, blog entries, and instant messages.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teens and Trauma
    Young adult literature about teens and trauma provides a window into mental illness and the toll it takes on young people. Stories of teens who are dealing with depression, anger, or the wish to die can be difficult to read, but they are important. They give voice to a particular kind of suffering, and they help us develop a deeper understanding of emotional pain. Just as important, they show us how people survive that pain and begin the process of healing. Tune in to hear about six new novels that focus on teens, trauma, and mental illness.
  6. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teens as Change Agents
    Books featuring teens as change agents call attention to young people who are lobbying for change in their schools, communities, and the larger world. Tune in to hear about teens who work for change by participating in political campaigns, defying social hierarchies, and even going to war.
  7. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teen Sexuality
    Tune in to hear about an array of nonfiction books on teen sexuality some about the mechanics of sex, some about the media and body image, some written by teens themselves. You'll hear about books for older as well as younger readers, boys as well as girls, gay teens as well as those who are straight or questioning.
  8. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teens on the Margins
    In this episode, you'll hear about an assortment of old and new titles featuring teens who live on the margins of middle class society - teens whose lives too often go unseen.
  9. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    The Post 9/11 Landscape
    Hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context, how war stories put a human face on the costs of military conflict, and how YA novels imagine roles that teens can play in working for a better world.
  10. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Visual Texts for Teens
    Readers of picture books and graphic novels know that visual images sometimes tell a story in a way that words cannot. Tune in to hear about newly-published middle grade and young adult fiction, graphic novels, biographies, travel memoirs, and informational books, all of which use visual material in ways that enrich the text's meaning.

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