Teen Blog

Teen Interview: Carlton White

Carlton White

Other than at home and school, teens often look for a comfortable place to spend their time. Public libraries are places where teens can relax, do their reading and homework, and use free internet. Fifteen-year-old Carlton White started to come to the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, in the summer of last year. Since then, he has been coming regularly and even spent time volunteering for the Library. Today, we interviewed White about how he thinks about the Library.


Manga Reviews: Orphans as Protagonists

Wild Ones by Kiyo Fujiwara

If you are in the mood for a love story with beautiful illustrations and a strong female protagonist, Wild Ones, a popular series by Kiyo Fujiwara might be just perfect for you.


Teen Book Review: The Clearing by Heather Davis

Clearing by Heather Davis

"True Love Is Timeless."

The Clearing, a tale about two different worlds, represents courage, and dedication. In this heart-touching story, Amy leaves her home to live with her aunt Mae, escaping an abusive relationship with hopes of "restarting" her life.


November is the National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Can you write a novel in 30 days? Will you take up this challenge? If your answer is YES,

you are in for a month full of adventure!

This month and in November, we are calling all young writers in Kansas City and the surrounding areas to join the exciting worldwide movement called “NaNoWriMo,” or the National Novel Writing Month. About 100,000 teens from around the globe will take on the journey of writing a novel and encouraging each other to write. It is fun and challenging once you get your first book written down, page by page.


Teen Book Review: Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink is a wonderful book. The mythology and culture immerses the reader into the story. The characters are all life-like and even Jun is likeable.