What I’m Reading: People’s Perceptions of Teenagers

I wrote yesterday about parents who let others decide if their children are too old to go trick or treating. And that riled me up and got me thinking about recent posts on my community’s Facebook page, and people’s perceptions of teenagers. Allow me to set the scene: We’re a mere two months into the … More What I’m Reading: People’s Perceptions of Teenagers

Spotlight on Youth: High Schoolers Trick or Treating

Halloween was a couple weeks ago – a reminder for those who already polished off the last fun-sized Kit Kat bar – and there was no shortage of news articles and clips, and Facebook and Next Door posts asking “Should high schoolers be trick or treating?” At first I appreciated the parents who seemed to … More Spotlight on Youth: High Schoolers Trick or Treating

REPOST: Why Teens Don’t Like Classic Novels

This post was originally published on June 11, 2010. I was in my summer semester of graduate school at the University of Maryland earning my Masters degree in Library Science. Please enjoy it’s relevancy to Tuesday’s post about Marley Dias’ journey to creating #1000blackgirlbooks (or, the fact that teens don’t like classic novels). Links were … More REPOST: Why Teens Don’t Like Classic Novels

What I’m Reading

I’m currently reading the backs of my eyelids* and cross-stitch patterns for snowflakes**. But in professional news I am staying current on the American Library Association’s bimonthly publication American Libraries. Here are some highlights from the Sept/Oct issue: Empower Student Voices: using hip-hop lyrics in library lessons to engage youth in activism An article written … More What I’m Reading