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Welcome to the Navajo County public libraries' page for Teens and Young Adults!
 
Check out the tabs up top! You'll find everything from the hottest and latest teen reads to homework help ... and fun things to explore when you need a break from homework!

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Young Adult Fiction
Kiss Kill Vanish (2014)
Jessica Martinez

Love. Betrayal. Murder.
Valentina is living a charmed, glittering life in Miami—falling in love for the first time, showered with gifts and affection by her father, surrounded by friends—when one shocking moment shatters everything she thought she knew about herself, her boyfriend, and her world. With no one left to trust, Valentina sheds her identity and flees to Montreal, where she finds work posing for a series of portraits by a pompous young artist. Valentina has always been at home in the art world, but she's never felt quite so alone.
Valentina's carefully constructed new life comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, putting her safety in question and her heart on the line. With betrayal at every turn, Valentina must untangle the deceptions of those she once loved and race to find her own truth—before it's too late.

 

Breakthrough Junior Challenge, April 1st to July 1st, 2018
 Are you between the ages of 13 and 18, and good at explaining science or math? Do you want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship?

Khan Academy is supporting the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest. To qualify, create a short video (must be under 3 minutes long) which explains
 a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences that is engaging, illuminating, and done in a creative way. Submit before July 1, 2018, for a chance to win!

Winners will receive the $250,000 college scholarship, your teacher will receive $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab! The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony.

For more information and to register for this challenge, click here
 

Great Homework Help Site - Khan Academy
Explore fascinating historical events, meet the “father of geometry”, and marvel at the phenomenon of light this month with Khan Academy. Happy learning!
The Khan Academy team

BookBob's suggestions for Best Teen Books of 2018 so far

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Honor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine

The Traitor Prince by C. J. Redwine

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

People Like Us by Dana Mele

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurs

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


Top Ten Inventions by Teens

2018 YALSA's Aware for Excellence in Nonfiction winner

2018 Winner

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The bond between brothers was never stronger. Drawing on their lifelong correspondence, Heiligman plumbs their journey from an ascetic upbringing in a Protestant parsonage to the auction houses of Europe as Theo develops business acumen, all the while supporting volatile Vincent’s groundbreaking artistic endeavors both materially and emotionally. Their devotion to each other was so profound that there could have been no Vincent van Gogh without Theo. 
 


Featured Series
Are you looking for something new to read? Well check out this manga series, and you might just find yourself hooked!

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida looks at a world where there are two kinds of people—regular humans and Ghouls. Ghouls look just like any other regular human. They live alongside the regular humans, work with them, go to school. The only difference is that they don’t eat regular human food. The only way to satisfy their hunger is by eating humans!

When Ken Kaneki somehow manages to land a date with the beautiful Rize, he ends up in a situation that slowly goes from amazing to terrifying. Attacked by his date who happens to be a ghoul, Kaneki is transformed into the first half-human, half-ghoul in existence. As if that wasn’t terrifying enough, he must learn how to control his new hunger, and wildly out of control
 powers that come with this new transformation. On top of that, Kaneki is thrust into trying to survive the brutal Ghoul turf wars.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Dark Fantasy


 

Teen eMagazines For You!
If you have a library card from any of our Navajo County Public Libraries, you can download a free subscription to these teen eMagazines to read on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Click on the link below the magazines or Click on this link to see over 120 other eMagazines you can subscribe to and have available to read 24/7. You first need to register for an account, and after that, you're ready to download hundreds of issues.
 
Cicada Cicada Girls' Life Girls' Life Seventeen Seventeen

 

Khan Academy can help with AP-Classes
Khan Academy's free AP videos, articles, and practice exercises are designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses. Teachers can use them as part of their class, and students can use them anytime for extra help. Check them out:

                            Ancient Mesopotamia
 
Learn why Mesopotamia is considered to be the "cradle of civilization" by clicking here.







                             Indus Valley Civilization
 
Explore the technology, art, architecture, and agriculture of this ancient civilization by clicking here.







                             Pre-contact Americas
 
Journey through sixteen thousand years of history in the Americas by clicking here.






 

April Events in History
April 1: National Poetry Month - Hear 'The Raven'
April 2: America Joined World War I 1917
April 3: Jesse James - Assassinated 1882
April 3: Dr. King's 'Mountaintop Speech' 1968
April 4: Poetry - Hear 'O Captain! My Captain!'
April 4: Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 5: Helen Keller - At the Water Pump 1887
April 6: U.S. Joined World War I - 1917
April 7: Poetry - Hear 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'
April 7: Attila the Hun Sacked Cities
April 8: Pablo Picasso Died
April 8: Bonhoeffer - Hanged for Opposing Hitler 1945
April 8: Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 8: Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Nazi Resistor 1945
April 9: Lee Surrenders - End of U.S. Civil War 1865
April 9: Bataan ''Death March'' 1942
April 11: Apollo 13 - Mission Launches 1970
April 11: Poetry - Hear 'Television'
April 11: President Truman Fires General MacArthur 1951
April 12: Yuri Gagarin - First Person to Orbit Earth 1961
April 12: Salk Polio Vaccine Declared Safe/Effective
April 12: Death of President Franklin Roosevelt 1945
April 13: Apollo 13 - 'Houston, we've had a problem'
April 14: President Lincoln's Last Day 1865
April 14: Diary of John Wilkes Booth 1865
April 14: Assassination of President Lincoln - Video Bio
April 15: Sinking of the Titanic 1912
April 15: Jackie Robinson - Breaking the Color Barrier 1947
April 16: Massacre at Virginia Tech 2007
April 17: Bay of Pigs - 'A Perfect Failure' 1961
April 17: Battle of Berlin 1945
April 18: Poetry - Hear 'Paul Revere's Ride'
April 18: Midnight Ride of Paul Revere 1775
April 18: Death of Albert Einstein 1955
April 19: American Revolution - The First Shots 1775
April 20: Marie and Pierre Curie - Radioactive Discovery 1902
April 20: Death of the 'Red Baron' 1918
April 20: The Underground Railroad 1853
April 20: Hitler Last Seen in Public 1945
April 21: Henry VIII Becomes King of England 1509
April 21: Mark Twain - Historic Footage 1910
April 22: Crab Nebula - As a Supernova 1054
April 23: Shakespeare at 400 - His Best Insults
April 23: First U.S. Public School - Boston Latin 1635
April 24: Shackleton and the Endurance 1916
April 24: Hubble - Orbiting Telescope 1990
April 25: Guillotine First Used in France
April 27: Voyage of Discovery - Magellan's Fate
April 28: Mutiny on the Bounty'
April 29: Poetry - Hear 'Annabel Lee'
April 29: The War is Lost' - Ending WWII
April 29: Fleeing Saigon - 1975
April 30: World Wide Web - Born at Cern 1993

Shmoop tests your knowledge of the Internet:

6 Things You Didn't KnowAbout the Internet

1. It's physical.

The internet might seem intangible, but it still relies on a physical system. It's an entire web of connected wires and cables. Try not to trip over 'em.
 

2. It has a very small vocabulary.

Computers may seem really smart, but they only work with 1s and 0s. Really. All that high-speed calculation and rapid information processing comes down to the manipulation of two numbers. 

3. It takes up space.

Just because you can store something in the cloud doesn't mean that it doesn't take up space somewhere. When you send an email, upload a file, or Skype your friends across the ocean, that data has to exist somewhere and…it does. Through a server.

4. It knows where you live.

Every computer on the internet connects from a unique IP address. It's just like a regular address, except that the actual numbers for individual IP addresses can change every session. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) holds on to a bank of addresses and sends your computer a new one any time you log in.

5. The Cold War is its mom.

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower saw that little antennae-decorated space ball shoot into the sky and rounded up a group of the nation's brightest scientists to address the concern. Yada yada yada...the internet was born.

6. All those acronyms mean something.

That http at the beginning of a URL? That stands for hypertext transfer protocol. Speaking of URL, that one stands for uniform resource locator, the character-based address of a particular file on the internet. And of course there's www, the world wide web. Get friendly with more acronyms with our internet glossary.




 

Freading eBooks for School Help
There is no need to worry about school if your prepared. More reading to make this school year a great one includes:
 
Mathematics Minus Fear
Does the thought of a math exam make you freeze with fright? Your not alone. 'Mathematics Minus Fear' can help. It covers concepts such as fractions and percentages with humor and clear language.
 
Be The Best At Science by Rebecca Risman
Award-winning children's author Rebecca Risman offers this fun and fascinating introduction to science for younger children. It's an an excellent way get younger students interested in the importance of science.
 
Up Your Score SAT 2016-2017
This SAT guide is written completely by students who have received top scores on the SAT's. It gives tips on everything from the most effective methods of preparation to ways to relax at exam time. Because its written by students, it's as fun to read as it is helpful. 
 
The Naked Roommate
This New York Times Best Selling Guide is a must read for all college students. It gives advice on how to deal with roommates, tips on getting through difficult classes, and much more. 
 
"This was recommended by a counselor at my son's college. He is not a big reader but he loved this book and said it helped him a lot."
-An Amazon. com reader review

 Click here to go to the FREADING site

 

Looking for scholarships?
GoodCall offers a database filled with available scholarships! Check out their site here.
 

Top 10 Most Popular College Majors
Shmoop - We speak student

1. Psychology 

The only major that grows when people are shrinking. See: Psychology of Influence for a slice or Psychology, Semester A for the bigger picture.

2. Biology 

Perfect for cell-centered people. See: Biology, Semester A.

3. Business

The major where your business is everyone's business. See: Financial Literacy.

4. Computer Science

We're not scary computer hacker nerds, we promise. (And there's no prior experience necessary thanks to our Digital Literacy course.)

5. Health Sciences 

For those who have a healthy obsession with health. See: Body Image and Eating Disorders.

6. English 

Book-lovers and grammar queens unite. See: Contemporary Literature...or the zillion other English courses we have.

7. Political Science 

The major where students play president. See: Social Contract Theory or Politics and the Media, depending on how old-school or new-school you want to get.

8. Engineering 

We hate to break it to you, but if you're going to be an engineer, you'll need math. See: Algebra I, Semester A. (Before you get to studying, narrow it down to which type of engineering you're interested in: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical...whatever floats your boat.)

9. Criminology 

You have the right to remain silent...but that's no fun. See: Cyberbullying.

10. Economics 

Our econ resources put the "cent" in "incentive." See: Poverty in America.

Nothing jumping out at you? Don't sweat it. We've got loads more majors for you to consider, each with stats on college life, jobs for the major, and long-term prospects.

Hope the wait is worth it, SHMOOP

 


Math games
      Check out the Math Nook for LOTS of games, videos, tutorials, and fun stuff.
 
        http://www.mathnook.com/
 
 
 
 
 

SAT Scores of the Rich and Famous
A New York Times article recently posted the SAT scores of some well-known people that were posted after the College Board announced that it was returning tot he old 1,600 trading scale for the SAT exam:
 
1. Ben Affleck: "Ben had almost perfect SAT scores in high school.”
2. Ke$ha: 1,500
3. Bill Gates: 1,590
4. George W. Bush: 1,206
5. Al Gore: 1,355
6. Scarlett Johansson: 1,080
7. Bill Cosby: 500
8. Steve Wozniak: 800 on the math section
9. Ben Bernanke: 1,590
10. Jesse Eisenberg: 1,260
11. Alex Rodriguez: 910
12. James Franco: "Near-perfect.”

Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day
Learn something new every day in a fun and interesting way. Wonderopolis's "Wonder of the Day" introduces new topics daily. You can even subscribe to them via email so you don't miss a single one. Bookmark this link and start learning a little something each day.
Great Science Links!
Read about fascinating scientific news and developments.

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http://www.sciencenews.org/
http://www.newscientist.com/
http://www.popsci.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://discovermagazine.com/
http://naturalhistorymag.com/
http://www.nasa.gov/news/index.html
http://www.space.com/
http://scienceblogs.com/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/
http://www.sciencenow.org/

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Teens Create Their Own App Development Business
Fourteen-year-olds Max Colbert and Matt Dillabough are really taking their Computer Science dreams to the next level. Two years ago, they started the Menlo App Academy, which teaches sixth- through ninth-graders how to create apps. They've taught over 125 students, and the number is growing: they're looking to secure a grant to train up to 2,500 students. Yowza.

Want to start your own business to prop up your college application? Find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur here.


No Ladies Took AP Computer Science in Three States
File this under "needs improvement." Not one female student in Mississippi, Montana, or Wyoming took the  AP Computer Science test in 2013. On top of that shocking stat, only 20% of the 30,000 students who took the exam were female. This is extra sad because several studies have shown that computer science-related majors have the lowest rates of unemployment and the highest earning potential. Read more.
 
If you ladies are intrigued by computers or science or both of them together, check out this free  AP Computer Science A Practice Test.

Time Warp Trio
Based on the Time Warp Trio television series, this site offers educational games and adventures that help you learn about history in a fun way.
http://www.timewarptrio.com/

Teen eBooks through Freading!
  Young Adult and Children Collections are growing larger every week from Freading, our eBook supplier! If you haven't tried an eBook, click here to see what is available, as well as check out these suggestions:

                                STUDY HELP

If you or someone in your life is currently a student, don't forget that Freading has a profusion of exceptionally helpful study guides in addition to many titles at that are required reading. Need help studying for that exam about World War I or writing an essay about The Great Gatsby? Sparknotes are like tutors that are available to you 24 hours a day. 

 

     

  

ODDKINS: A Fable for All Ages

by DEAN KOONTZ 

Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers.  A beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark.

*This is a great book for grades 2-6 (too scary for the little ones!)

GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

  • Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  • County Line Road by Marie Etzler
  • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
  • Twice Shy by  Patrick Freivald
  • Lost in Clover by Travis Richardson
  • Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch
  • Liv, in the Moment by Tracy Dale
  • Purgatory Reign by LM Preston
  • The Locker by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS

Boys love books too!  

Here are some books with no frilly girly stuff!

  • The Heart of the Enemy by M. Zachary Sherman
  • Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week by D.L. Green
  • Undertakers: The Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago
  • Revenge: Jason Steed by Mark Cooper
  • The Devil's Sword by Douglas E. Richards
  • Last Stop (Watchers #1) by Peter Lerangis
  • The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan
  • The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L Burgess
  • Keeper of the Black Stones by PT McHugh
  • Wanderer by Roger Davenport

  

 


Cool Jobs!
Shart Traffic CopWhat do you think a cool job would be? Archaeologist? Astronaut? Oceanographer? How about a Flavor Chemist, or a Hacker, or even a Shark Traffic Cop?
 
 
Check out these enlightening videos about Cool Jobs from Discovery.com


62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.
Research Help
Do you have a big project coming up at school? Check out these web resources - they can get you information or point you in the right direction!
  • From NoodleTools : If you're not sure where to start, this chart can give you some direction on which web sites or search engines can provide you with the best information on your topic.
  • KidsClick! : Broken down by category, this site provides a list of web resources on every subject imaginable - designed by librarians.

College info

Are you trying to decide which college you'd like to attend? http://Study.com has basic admissions information on major colleges and universities in each state. They offer statistics on the colleges themselves as well as the cities that surround them. Check out the stats here.

 

If you're looking to take some free online courses, check out the list Education-Portal.com has put together. Listed by general subject area - including business, technology, science, and liberal arts - this site lists free online courses from some of the country's top universities.