Our collection and services are specifically geared for grades 6-12. We have books, graphic novels, magazines, games, and computers in our Teen Room, with manga, anime, and music located directly outside of the room. We also offer download subscriptions for movies, books, music, and comics, as well as a full calendar of programs and events.
Non-fiction Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita EngleThe middle-grade verse history of Latinos in the United States is told through many voices from Juan Ponce de Leon to modern-day sixth graders to create a compelling story. -- Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano This is a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir about Maria from Sesame Street. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, [...]
After being abandoned by their father, Elena and Joaquin Finney are raised by their mother, a former debutante who escaped Cuba during the Revolution. For Elena, her entire existence is governed by Mami's tough, nonsensical rules. With one friend and no social life, Elena doesn't think there is ever going to be a future away from Mariposa and Mami. Joaquin, on the other hand, is aching to leave. He wants to go to California, [...]
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world. Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it affects them every day. -- The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi On September 11, 2001, Welles Crowther was at his job [...]