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  • Get published: Where to submit your writing

    Are you a writer looking to get published? Here are some places to submit your writing:   Pasadena Public Library – Teen Zine Open to teens ages 12-18, for Pasadena Public Library patrons only. Submissions are open twice a year; deadlines: June 30 and December 31. Submission site:  https://tinyurl.com/pplzine   Light-Bringer Project – The Tomorrow Prize […]

  • Winter is here: TAB’s guide to binge-watching

    Looking for something entertaining to binge watch this winter? Here are some top choices from the Teen Advisory Board.   13 Reasons Why (Netflix) When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing […]

  • Housing and Emergency Services

    Know someone who might need help finding an emergency shelter? Or someone who has suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment, or in need of a residential program? How about someone who’s looking for legal aid or in search of other helpful resources? Here are some resources for youth experiencing homelessness or teens seeking temporary shelter, emergency services, […]

  • 10 YA Books About Race

    This month, our book club discussed The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It was the most highly rated book we have ever selected for YA Book Club–with five star ratings from everyone. The book’s exploration of race and racism is complex, realistic, and hyper-relevant to today’s social climate. With rich, full-bodied, diverse, and relatable […]

  • “The Ghost Story” — story by Christopher Souza

    Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 1st place Category 2 (ages 12-14) The Ghost Story by Christopher Souza Age 12 (Grade 6) Blair Middle School   It was a dark and gloomy night and the wind howled like hunting wolves. Out of nowhere, a bolt of lightning hit one of the graves at the cemetery. […]


  • A Muggle Murder Mystery