Resources for Teens
Feeling restless stuck at home? Check out Bookriot’s list of YA books that are set all over the world.
A New York Times article about helping teens manage anxiety around coronavirus.
Audiofile offers two free audiobooks a week starting April 30. See the full lineup here.
Psychologist and YA Author Dr. Jennifer Barnes has a Ted Talk about why we feel like we’re friends with fictional characters.
Foreshadow YA is an online anthology of short stories written by both popular young adult authors and fresh new voices.
Kate Messner has a roundup of great author videos, including many first chapter read alouds and some videos
Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is doing art lessons on YouTube.
Karen Romano Young is reading a chapter a day of A Girl, A Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon.
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, has a new video series about writing called Write. Right. Rite. New videos post Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Actor Levar Burton is doing livestream read alouds on his Twitter. He reads from young adult books on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Nic Stone and Dhonielle Clayton are holding interviews with debut authors on their Instagrams from May 13-31st at 2:00 p.m. See the full lineup here.
Zoos, Museums, & Other Arts and Culture
A roundup of “Virtual Field Trips” put together by teacher Rachel Fahrney, including museums, farms, landmarks, and even space!
Another list of “Virtual Field Trips” with bonus recommended activities.
Library Journal has a roundup of virtual tours of world-class libraries all over the globe.
A roundup STEM and Computer Science Projects from Mouse
Girls Who Code has launched a free at-home activities series, accessible online.
Games and Activities
Play Quarantine/Social Distancing Bingo!
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A Hogwarts themed digital escape room put together by Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA.