Combatting Hate via Your Library

The logo of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services AssociationYALSA has resources to help you support teens, especially those who may be feeling the brunt of current events. YALSA also has resources to help you promote empathy and understanding among teens. Check out these wiki pages:

Don’t forget that anyone can add content to these pages, so if you know of a good resource, please add it!

Oregon Librarian Danielle Jones Wins YALSA Writing Award!

The logo for YALSA's YA collections blog, The HubCongratulations to Danielle Jones at the Multnomah County Library’s Hollywood Library for winning YALSA’s 2017 Writing Award for her blog post on The Hub, “Racial and Social Justice Podcasts for Teens.” In the post, which was published in August, she curates a list of “current podcasts, podcasts that have teen appeal, that we can all be listening to that explore racial and social justice in the United States, and especially during a time where politics are front and center.”

Danielle’s excellent work earned her prize money as well as a plaque and recognition at YALSA’s Membership Meeting at ALA Annual this coming June. Be sure to congratulate her next time you see her!

Fall 2013 OYAN Review: STEM Resources


The Diviners by Libba Bray

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Girl Genius by Phil Foglio

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

Girl Named Digit by Annabel Moaghan

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Double Helix by Nancy Werlin



Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Series 
by John Austin (

The New Cool by Neal Bascomb

Brain On Fire by Susan Cahalan 

Book of Totally Irresponsible Science by Sean Connolly 

How to Fake a Moon Landing by Darryl Cunningham

Mad Science 1 & 2 by Theodore Gray 

The Science of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials by Mary Gribbin 

Forensics by Carla Mooney 

Primates and other Graphic Novels by Jim Ottaviani

The Mighty Mars Rovers by Elizabeth Rusch

Scientists in the Field Series by Various Authors 


Web Resources

STEM Resources Wiki from YALSA: 

List of STEM-Related teen fiction featuring female protagonists:

STEM at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:

STEM Teaching from the NEA: