According to the Office of Adolescent Health (2016), in 2015, 26% of Rhode Island high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless which is defined by the Youth Risk Behavior System (YRSB) as “felt sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the… Continue reading Teens and Mental Health — A Library Long-Range Plan.
Genre: Fiction This new-aged comic fairtale is about a princess stuck in a tower who is sick of princes coming to save her, until one day a prince comes along she doesn’t mind at all. The catch: that prince is actually a princess. Amira and Sadie are two princess who meet when Amira hears Sadie… Continue reading Princess Princess Ever After — Katie O’Neill
Genre: Non-Fiction Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half was based on blog posts of her extremely popular autobiographical comic blog of the same name. When I happened upon a blog post a few years ago, I read it almost in a single night, laughing til I cried and wishing I had someone to share it with.… Continue reading Hyperbole and a Half — Allie Brosh
Genre: Poetry/Verse Angst is a collection of poems written by and for teenage girls compiled from the online teen web community PlanetKiki.com. It is important to note, that planetkiki.com no longer exists as a web domain. This is somewhat understandable as this book was published in 2001, so what was popular then is definitely not… Continue reading Angst — PlanetKiki
Genre: Fiction The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The three magic children and their holy dog is great storytelling told through a rather unique method. The story opens on a story collector (think reporter/journalist) in an Inn (bar) in the mid 1200s in France. He has heard stories that the King of France is searching for three… Continue reading The Inquisitor’s Tale — Adam Gidwitz
Genre: E-book Robin Ha’s book Cook Korean! is a fun part graphic biography part cookbook that is sure to inspire anyone interested in learning a new cuisine. Ha was born in South Korea and moved to the United States at age 14. In this book she shares traditional Korean recipes that are at once playful… Continue reading Cook Korean! — Robin Ha
Genre: Non-Fiction Tomboy is a graphic memoir about a young Liz Prince grappling with her identity as a gender non-conforming child in a gender conforming society. She spent years dreading puberty and the changes her body would make causing her to present as more feminine and even more time being bullied and cast aside neither… Continue reading Tomboy — Liz Prince