Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Associations (YALSA) selects 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the Alex Award. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called “Alex” by her closest friends, a pioneer in providing library services to young adults. Check out some of the most recent winners! Discover more winning books from past years at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards.
Superheroes are great and all, but there are some awesome graphic novels out there that don’t include them at all! For example, did you know you can read about history in a graphic novel? Realistic Fiction? Fairy tales? Check out some of our favorites below and open up your comic universe.
NSU is the first university in South Florida to permanently dedicate a Holocaust resource room on its campus, located on the second floor if the Alvin Sherman Library. The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center offers Nova Southeastern University students and the general public a place to learn about, and to contemplate, the horrendous acts that result from intolerance and hate. See the list below for recommended fiction and non-fiction titles for teen audiences. Florida middle and high school students, with the support of their teachers and parents, are invited to participate in the annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and hosted by Nova Southeastern University. Students begin by selecting a quotation or survivor's story that inspires them, then submit their reflection in the form of an original essay, a poem, a short film, or an art piece. Find more information at http://www.nova.edu/holocaustcontest.
Do you love books like the Harry Potter series, where magic exists just beneath the surface of the rational world? Magical realism is a genre in art that blends fantastical elements with every day occurrences. It’s also a very popular genre in teen literature! Check out a few librarian picks below.
Just can’t wait for the end of the school year? Get into the summer spirit with these romantic YA reads.
Read about animal antics and adventures in this collection of chapter books just for kids! Recommended for children ages 6-12.
Enjoy these reads that embody the themes for February: African American History Month, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day
These easy-to-read bestseller titles are perfect for reluctant readers who enjoy humor, action, and adventure. Recommended for children ages 6-12
Enjoy stories from Caribbean islands, including Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad, Martinique, and the Dominican Republic!
Start the year off right with small changes in your lifestyle that will have a big impact. Let this list of books inspire you to get started.
Enjoy these Hanukkah and Christmas-themed books during the month of December. Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Check out these SOUP-ER books! Soup and stew stories are delicious anytime of the year. These stories include the classic stone soup story and many variations! Several cookbooks included. Enjoy!
Let’s celebrate the nation’s entrepreneurs’ efforts and success in revolutionizing and mapping the future. Here are some materials to help you feel empowered to take that leap and start your own business.