Teens

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Teen Zine

Want to get published!? The Kansas City Teen Zine is back! We want to publish the most talented teenagers in Kansas City for Unheard Voices #2! We are looking for submission of essays, book/movie reviews, fiction, photography, art, poetry, comics, drawings, short stories, and more to be published. All work MUST be original. All works will be reviewed by other teens in Kansas City for publication.

Submit your work!

Blog

Teen Review: Strange Angels

Strange Angel by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Teen Reviewer: Khamedriah Grimes

"Normal" is not a word to describe this new paranormal fiction by Lili St. Crow. Dru Anderson is not the average girl getting ready for graduation and proms. She is too busy delving into the Real World, where werewolfs, zombies, and powerful immortals live. Dru has been in training with her dad since she was young. To be prepared for the Real World is not easy. One night she comes home and she fights a zombie who has broken into her house. When she figures out who it is, it turns her world upside down.

Teen Review - 07-Ghost

07-Ghost

07-Ghost by Yukino Ichihara, Yuki Amemiya

Teen Reviewer: Erica Whorton

Teito Klein was once an orphan and a slave. All he has ever known was to obey orders that were given to him and to never betray the military. Not having a full grasp of his memories was fine with him until he meets the person responsible for his capture.

Teen Review - Allegiant

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Teen Reviewer: Keely McLouth

Mysterious and painfully beautiful, this ending to the Divergent trilogy left me in tears, wishing there was more to soak up. A cross of romance, struggle, and war, the dystopian society feels real to the bones.

Teen Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, but here's a way to enjoy poetry year-round. Collections of poetry, entire stories told through poems, books about the impact of poetry on teen lives - there is something for everyone. Try one or several of the books below. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to write your own poem.

Click here to check out poems by other Kansas City teens.

Learn EVERYTHING for free!

Did you know that in addition to all of the FREE resources to help you learn provided by the Kansas City Public Library, there are also some amazing free resources online? Check out all of these websites!

Coursera.org – Here you can take the same courses that they are taking at the top universities in the country for FREE!

Ted.com - Watch these inspirational videos highlighting great ideas that you should know about.