Alex Awards - The Alex Awards are awarded to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Michael L. Printz Award - This yearly award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
Check out Goodreads - a website where you can get book recommendations, keep track of what you're reading, join a book club, answer book trivia and much more! Join our teen book group on Goodreads: Teens Read @ DCL!
Speaking of book reviews, check out our video book review series Read It, Review It on our YouTube channel, featuring young adults talking about their favorite books!
Also check out YALSA’s teen blog “The Hub”, which has interviews with YA authors, information on book lists, and a weekly round-up of YA author tweets.
TeenReads.com has compiled an Ultimate Teen Reading List that includes over 400 titles that are perfect for teens! The list is even divided into genre categories, including horror, graphic novels, romance, fantasy and more!
Seaching for Accelerated Reading information on a title? This site by Renaissance Learning will allow you to search by title to find grade levels and point values.
Finally, a YouTube channel to help with history! Historyteachers adapts popular songs into history lessons. They’re funny, informative, and incredibly hard to stop watching, and they’re a good introduction to a lot of subjects that teens will be learning in history.
Student Voters' Guide: College students can use the BestColleges.com Student Voters' Guide to explore voting resources and advice!
MIStudentAid offers resources for Michigan young adults looking for funding for college, including a scholarship database and social media scholarship alerts!
COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCES!
Learn How to Become is an excellent resource for exploring what kind of school, experience, or mixture of the two is best based on your career interests! Search for a job you might like and then read about options for pursuing it!
If a career you're interested in recommends an apprenticeship, visit the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship portal to find openings near you and in many areas of our country.
If your interests require prior experience without a formal apprenticeship, consider an internship! The College Student Internships page will help you to determine if an internship is right for you, and how to tell a good position from a poor one.
The College Learning and Resource Center has resources compiled by a panel of experts to help you investigate aspects of college life which you may be interested in. There is also a section for understanding and negotiating job offers helpful if you're finishing college.
HOMEWORK HELP! In addition to the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Homework Help portal, try these resources:
CliffsNotes "Explore, study, review" with CliffsNotes, "the original and most widely imitated study guide."
PinkMonkey The "World's largest library of free online Literature Summaries, with over 460 Study Guides / Book Notes / Chapter Summaries online" can be found here!
BookRags Bragging to have "everything you need to study or teach literature," BookRags is a site to search for literature homework help and more!
GradeSaver will help you reach your grade goals with study guides written and edited by Harvard students.
JiffyNotes has free study guides that "focus on literary analysis" for both classic and contemporary literature.
Shmoop includes a free online homework and writing helper and is a great resource for literature lovers!
SchoolBytes has four main categories (English, History, Math and Papers) and plenty of helpful information including plot summaries and math help!
High School Ace is a great place to find the "best free educational resources for teens." You can find homework help, test study guides, games, puzzles and more!
Check back for more suggested links!