Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Presidents

"Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday, Mr. Presidents. Happy Birthday to You and You, and You, and You!"

Four presidents were actual born in February: George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan. While it was George Washington's birthday that was originally observed as a federal holiday; today Presidents' Day is widely celebrated to honor all Presidents, past and present.

While I would usually encourage teens to read more non-fiction, we're going to take a little liberty with the theme and have some fun. Let's read some Presidential fiction!


#READ: Most Likely by Sarah Watson

Most Likely book coverIn 2049, as the President of the United States waits to be sworn in, she reflects on senior year in high school when she and her three dear friends vied for the attention of the future First Gentleman.
Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. In senior year they're facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. They have one another's backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success. Fast forward to 2049, as the first woman president of the United States waits to be sworn in—and reflects back on that senior year in which they vie for the attention of the same guy.



#LISTEN: American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals book coverWhat if America had a royal family?
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.



#EXPLORE: U.S. Presidents Facts

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How well did you pay attention in class??? Take this quiz and find out!


#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Calling all aspiring writers! Have you been searching for a supportive outlet for your work? Each week in WriterLab, we work together to improve our writing skills. We explore all forms and types of writing, so you can practice your favorite style and learn some new skills!

THEME: Random Acts of Kindness
FEATURED BOOK: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
SUPPLIES: writing materials such as pen/pencil and paper

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 5:00 pm


#KEEP READING: Check out these selections for more Presidential-themed fiction reads!


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