Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Read with Pride

Tails & Tales Summer Reading

Let’s keep reading and learning this summer! Your READ, LISTEN, EXPLORE activities are below. After you have completed two or more activities for the week, click the link below to submit your entry for our Library Academy prizes.

We strive every day to make the world a better place. A world where everyone is respected and most importantly EQUAL. June is LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month and we are celebrating with Rainbow Reads! This week, we invite you to read a rainbow of stories and explore other rainbow activities to celebrate!

#READ: All Out: No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell

All Out book coverTake a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, this collection of short stories crosses cultures and time periods to shed light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.


#LISTEN: YOUTUBE: Straight Outta Oz by Todrick Hall

Straight Outta Oz

Watch and listen to Todrick's Hall's visual album that travels over the rainbow as he reimagines the story of the Wizard of Oz and shares the of story of his life growing up gay and black in Texas.

#EXPLORE: Choose Your Own Rainbow Craft (from www.diyprojectsforteens.com)

Choose Your Own Rainbow CraftDIY Projects for Teens has assembled 36 smile-worthy, quick and easy rainbow craft options for you to pick one, two, or all of them. You can make rainbow string art, bracelets, pencil cups, melted crayon art, and more.

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Check back for details on our upcoming Read the Rainbow Panel Discussion!

#KEEP READING: Check out these books featuring LGBTQIA+ authors and characters.


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