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Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations for Teens + Teen Book of the Week

Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

With KFPL's Digital Magazine collection, you can access a variety of popular magazines on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group and Teen Review Board

High school students can participate in the Teen Advisory Groups, the Teen Review Board and other volunteer opportunities.

Social Justice Book Club: Brave New Year

It's time to change the world! Presenting the Social Justice Book Club for Teens!

Extinction Rebellion protests, #neveragain, smashing the patriarchy, defying binaries, and imagining brand-new systems - we know that teens want to change the world! Come out each month to discuss a different issue facing Kingston and Frontenac, Canada, or the entire Earth. You can check out a couple of titles from our monthly list of suggested on-theme reads, contribute to our KFPL Teens-Only Instagram account, and network with other teen activists and innovators.

How do you save the world? You start with information. And we're the public library. We've got you covered. 

January's theme is "Brave New Year," and our meeting will focus on political dystopian fiction, the future of democracy, and the rise of populism. Some suggested titles follow:

 

Teen Fiction

Unwind by Neal Shusterman 

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 

Scythe Neal Shusterman 

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse 

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi 

 

Adult Fiction (more challenging reads, likely contains mature themes)

The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

Teen Non-Fiction

Nevertheless, We Persisted by multiple authors 

Girls Resist! by KaeLyn Rich 

Glimmer of Hope by the March for Our Lives movement 

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation by Maureen Johnson 

 

Adult Non-Fiction (denser, more complex concepts)

Woke: A Guide to Social Justice by Titania McGrath

Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up by David Meslin 

The New Populism: Democracy Stares into the Abyss by Marco Revelli