This is me after hearing about One Day at a Time's cancellation:
(Anyone else mourning?
Well, to help tide us over until we can find the next best thing to binge-watch, Bustle put together a list of read-alikes, and we have several of them! (And I've added a few more, too.)
It's Teen Read Week where we celebrate all things YA and encourage teens to read!
This year's theme invites us to read sci-fi, fantasy, and other stories that are out-of-this-world. So, with a little help from Astronomy Picture of the Day, here are six out-of-this-world books that you can find in the Teen Room.
Click each pic to see the book in the card catalog.
For those of you who love disappearing into another world --or another version of our world, these are probably your top contenders for Teens' Top Ten 2018! Remember, voting is open from now until October 13th!
I never knew the difference between sci-fi and fantasy until I had to teach it to my sophomores. This led to lots of (fun) research, so to save you some time, I'm going to give it to you short and simple:
Fantasy is magic and mythical creatures; stuff that doesn't and couldn't exist in our world.
Sci-fi is advanced technology (i.e. genetic engineering, virtual reality), space exploration and settings (i.e. aliens), and time travel (thanks to advanced technology); stuff that could exist in the world as we know it, but doesn't because we aren't that advanced yet.
Last weekend at the Denver Comic Con, there were lots of familiar sights: panels, princesses, and superheroes.
But one thing was never-before-seen: a new award given for Excellence in Graphic Literature.
The #1 and #2 spot in the box office this past weekend were both held by African-American directors: Ava DuVernay for A Wrinkle in Time and Ryan Coogler for Black Panther. Yay for diversity!
If you, like many of those movie-goers over the past month, absolutely loved Black Panther, we've got the comic books available for you to check out in the Teen Room: YA GRN Coa.