BFFs & Friendship!

This month's list of books and resources explores Friendship.


Discovering Hidden Treasures: Works by Brooklyn's Young Writers
by Brooklyn Teen Writers
In this e-book anthology, discover some of the best poetry and prose writing by some of Brooklyn's teens who entered BPL's 2013 Teen Writing contest.

Relationships book coverRelationships
by Cath Senker
302 S
Discusses Relationship problems -- Good relationships -- Friendships -- School and free time, and more.

The rules for disappearing  book coverThe rules for disappearing
by Ashley Elston
Fic Elston
She’s been six different people in six different places. . . But she has decided that rural Louisiana  will be her last fake identity.

Dear teen me  book coverDear teen me
edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally
816.6 D
A collection of advice and reflections by YA authors who reveal personal experiences from their teen years  & discuss topics ranging like abuse, relationships, body issues and more.

 a sweet 16 diaries novel book coverSade's secret : a sweet 16 diaries novel
by Sparkle
Fic Sparkle
There's nothing sweet about turning sixteen as three friends will soon find out. Fifteen-year-old Sade Washington has been harboring a secret from her two best friends, Crystal Jackson and Dena Bradford.

Stoner & Spaz  book coverStoner & Spaz
by Ron Koertge
Fic Koertge
A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.

 a how-to guide  book coverFriendship : a how-to guide
by Jan Burns
158.25 B
Find out about making/keeping friends, cliques, popularity, and more.

How I lost you  book coverHow I lost you
by Janet Gurtler
Fic Gurtler
There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler.

Father knows best  book coverFather knows best
by Lynda Sandoval
Fic Sandoval
After a tumultuous junior year, best friends Lila Moreno, Meryl Morganstern, and Caressa Thibodoux plan to make the most of the summer before senior year.

The sweet revenge of Celia Door  book coverThe sweet revenge of Celia Door
by Karen Finneyfrock
Fic Finneyfrock
Fourteen-year-old Celia is hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty.



Database Highlight

Literature Resource Center - offering biographies, literary criticism, reviews, and more, this database is an online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. (Use your library card to access BPL's databases for FREE.)

To access from BPL's website go to Articles & Databases  → Alphabetical → Literature Resource Center



A social site for young people to connect with friends, create wish lists, set goals, earn rewards, and manage their busy lives.
Friendship Poems
Get inspired by these poetry about friendship written by teens.
Teen Advice
Get advice from other teens on a variety of topics.
Friendship Greetings
Send your friend a greeting to make his or her day.
Quizes for Teens: Take these quizes to gauge your understanding of friendship.

Teen girls: get advice about life, love, relationships, sex, and your body.
Source for celebrity and entertainment news, freebies and giveaways, exclusive video interviews, and more.

Teen Line
Teens can talk to other teens about difficulties they may be experiencing, plus find other great resources.



Brooklyn Book Festival
Visit your favorite YA authors, including Patrick Ness, Francesca Lia Block and more! Sunday, September 22.

West Indian-American Day Parade
Monday, September 2.

Feast of San Genarro
Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 22.

NYC Parks

Maloof Skate Plaza
Skateboarders in particular will also enjoy this venue that was built in 2010 to host the Maloof Money Cup pro-am skateboarding competition and is now permanent and open to the public.

Free Museums
Check out different cultures and experiences at a variety of free museums, including those listed below:

Brooklyn Flea
Spend the nice weather outside rifling through tables and tables of cool art, furniture, vintage clothing and more.