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Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations for Teens + Teen Book of the Week
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:
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)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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
Looking for something good to read? At KFPL you can receive book...
Reviewed by Samuel
Maus is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, serialized from 1980 to 1991. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, and Poles as pigs. Critics have...
Reviewed by Samuel
In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to fight on the battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism are swept aside by the bloody artillery barrage of soul-crushing drudgery and need-less sacrifice amidst the trenches of the First World War.
I enjoyed Charley’s War...