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Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): #MurderTrending
#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil is our featured book for this month. Explore these activities inspired by the book and its social media theme.
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Just Write, Writer Lab
What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length?
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Hamilton
If you love the Broadway musical, Hamilton, keep reading! These activities will take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the world of Hamilton beyond listening to the soundtrack.
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Back to School
In Drawing for Joy, author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones offers beginning artists a low-stress way to build a successful daily drawing practice in just 15 minutes a day. The exercises start with a focus on simple shapes such as circles, squares, and other geometric textures, then progress gradually toward creating more realistic motifs, including florals and other natural shapes, all built with line and pattern.